right aortic arch


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right aortic arch

a condition in which the fourth aortic arch on the right hand side may persist from the embryonic state instead of the left, causing a syndrome of persistent right aortic arch.
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Both types of vascular ring--the double aortic arch and the right aortic arch with an aberrant left subclavian artery--can have the same appearance on chest x-ray and barium esophagography.
We describe a 2-year-old girl in whom diagnostic workup of a foreign body impaction in the esophagus and recurrent respiratory tract infections revealed tracheal compression and impression of the esophagus due to a right aortic arch and ligamentum arteriosum.