Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Chest Imaging - Case Report 2016

CT of double descending thoracic aorta in an adult female


Departments of Radiology, Başkent University School of Medicine, Konya, Turkey


Department of Radiology, Başkent University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2009; 15: 179-181
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Persistent double dorsal aorta is a rare congenital anomaly of the descending aorta. It is an anomaly with two variants. The first type is characterized by complete separation of two dorsal aortae. The second type is a double-lumen descending aorta with a central dividing septum from the level just below the ductal ligament to the aortic bifurcation. We present a completely separated double dorsal aorta with a narrower right segment and the main left segment between the 6th and 10th thoracic vertebrae.

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