Abdominal aortic pseudocoarctation

Etemad-Rezai, Roya; Rankin, Richard N.
February 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/3/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 3, p317
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article discusses a case of a woman with Waardenburg syndrome who presented with pain in her chest and back. A tomography scan of the patient showed her unusual aortic configuration, which was found to be consistent with abdominal aortic pseudocoarctation. The authors report that abdominal aorta usually develops from the fusion of the dorsal aortae during fetal development and also report that aortic pseudocoarctation is a benign condition.


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