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Co-existence of Patent Ductus Arteriosus and Left Brachiocephalic Artery: A Case Report

Manyama, M., Mazyala, E. and Mahalu, W. (2015) Co-existence of Patent Ductus Arteriosus and Left Brachiocephalic Artery: A Case Report. Journal of cardiothoracic surgery, 10. p. 22. ISSN 1749-8090

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Abstract

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) may exist with other cardiovascular anomalies, which must be considered at the
time of diagnosis. We report a rare co-existence of PDA and a variant of aortic arch branching pattern in a 12-year old Tanzanian female patient during surgery to close a PDA. In this case, the ‘left brachiocephalic trunk’ was seen to arise from the arch of aorta distal to the origin of the right brachiocephalic trunk. We discuss the relevant literature, its potential embryologic development and clinical significance.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Patent ductus arteriosus, PDA, Cardiovascular, Aortic arch branching, Left brachiocephalic trunk, aorta, embryology
Subjects: Non-communicable disease (NCD) > Cardiovascular Disease
Divisions: Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS)
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2015 06:47
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2015 06:47
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/3175

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