Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Cardiovascular Imaging - Pictorial Essay 2016

Congenital anomalies of the aorta and vena cava: 16-detector-row CT imaging findings

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From the Departments of Radiology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

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Departments of Radiology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

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From the Departments of Radiology Selçuk University Selçuk University School of Medicine, Konya, Turkey.

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Departments of Pediatric Cardiology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

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Departments of General Surgery, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

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From the Departments of Radiology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2008; 14: 163-171
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Abstract

Cardiovascular specialists should be aware of the common types of congenital vascular anomalies and understand their implications for the patient’s treatment and the likelihood of associated morbidity. Conventional angiography, the gold standard in vascular imaging, is an invasive and expensive method. Therefore, in recent years, less invasive techniques such as computed tomography angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance angiography have become more widely used. Because of the recent advances in CT technology, multi-detector CTA has replaced conventional angiography in most clinical applications. Multi-detector CTA is a relatively new method and is very useful in the diagnosis and management of congenital aorta and vena cava anomalies. This study presents the radiological images of congenital anomalies of the aorta and vena cava, obtained through multi-detector CTA.

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