What congenital cardiovascular malformations may be seen on an adult chest x-ray?

Congenital Cardiovascular Malformations Seen on Adult X-rays

Anomalies of the aortic arch and great vessels

Right aortic arch

Aberrant subclavian arteries

Coarctation of the aorta

Aortic stenosis

Mild shunts

Atrial septal defect

Mild right-sided outflow obstructions

Pulmonic stenosis

Ebstein’s anomaly

Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return

Corrected transposition of the great vessels

1An adult patient shows a right-sided aortic arch on his chest x-ray and no other signs of cardiovascular disease. What other abnormality does this patient almost certainly have?

Aberrant left subclavian artery. Patients with âœmirror-image❠branching of a right-sided aortic arch have a 95% chance of having congenital heart disease.

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