Right-Sided Aorta: A cadaver report and brief discussion of human aortic arch anomalies

Citation
Kp. Bhatnagar et al., Right-Sided Aorta: A cadaver report and brief discussion of human aortic arch anomalies, ANN ANATOMY, 182(6), 2000, pp. 559-562
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Experimental Biology
Journal title
ANNALS OF ANATOMY-ANATOMISCHER ANZEIGER
ISSN journal
0940-9602 → ACNP
Volume
182
Issue
6
Year of publication
2000
Pages
559 - 562
Database
ISI
SICI code
0940-9602(200011)182:6<559:RAACRA>2.0.ZU;2-3
Abstract
We observed an unusual right-sided aorta during routine laboratory dissecti on. The short aortic arch passed to the right side of the esophagus and tra chea and had four branches, from proximal to distal: left common carotid, r ight common carotid, light subclavian, left subclavian arteries. The ligame ntum arteriosum connected the pulmonary trunk to the left subclavian artery and lay to the left of the esophagus and trachea. The left recurrent laryn geal nerve passed under the ligamentum arteriosum while the right recurrent laryngeal nerve passed under the aortic arch. The descending thoracic aort a was situated near the midline, anterior to the vertebral bodies; conseque ntly, the right posterior intercostal arteries were shorter than normal. Th e large veins of the thorax and the other thoracic organs appeared normal.