Korean Circ J.  1989 Dec;19(4):776-779. 10.4070/kcj.1989.19.4.776.

A Case of Right Sided Aortic Arch Causing Superior Vena Cava Syndrome


Right sided aortic arch is commonly accompanied by congenital heart disease, but abnormally originated left subvlavian artery can be acompression of trachea or esophagus by ducturs arteriosus or ligamentum arteriosus. But right sided aortic arch compressing superior vena cava has not been reported in Korea.We exerienced a case of right sided aortic arch with left subclavian artery compressing the superior vena cava, resulting in superior vena cava syndrome. So we report this case with brief review of literature.

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