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 mirror-image‚ branching of a right-sided aortic arch have a 95% chance of having congenital heart disease.

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