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
Atrial septal defect
Mild right-sided outflow obstructions
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.