Left cervical aortic arch with proximal obstruction

Oztunc F., Babaoglu K., Turkoglu H.

CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG, vol.14, no.4, pp.453-455, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1047951104004184
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.453-455
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Cervical aortic arch is a rare congenital anomaly. We present a case of left-sided cervical aortic arch, found in a patient with mitral regurgitation, mitral stenosis, and a regurgitant bicuspid aortic valve. There was atypical obstruction proximally within the arch. The obstructive segment was resected, and corrected by performing an end-to-side anostomosis. Mitral valvoplasty was performed in the same surgical procedure. To the best of our knowledge, a cervical arch has not previously been described with such atypical obstruction, and in association with multiple lesions involving the left heart.