Double Aortic Arch Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 12, 2015
  • Author: Doff B McElhinney, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Clinicians should promptly diagnose and properly define the anatomy of a double aortic arch.

Special concerns

There are no special issues or concerns are related to pregnancy in patients with repaired vascular ring.

In patients with an unrepaired ring, pregnancy-induced physiologic changes should not be of special concern, although symptoms may be exacerbated in certain situations.

Other problems to be considered

A case of a double aortic arch in a patient with Kabuki syndrome has been reported. [5]

Differential Diagnoses