Acquired diseases of aberrant subclavian arteries

Susan Mulligan, P. H. Nath, Frederick Keller, George Zorn, Nancy Hickey

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Abstract

The anatomic, clinical, and radiologic findings of aberrant subclavian arteries (ASAs) are well known. Acquired diseases such as aneurysms, dissections, or stenosis can complicate these anomalies. We propose that these complications are a result of atherosclerosis caused by abnormal turbulence around the ASA. Comparisons of computed tomographic and angiographic measurements of subclavian arteries in adults with and without arch anomalies and angiographic measurements of ASAs in children show that ASAs dilate in older patients. We describe six patients with acquired diseases of ASAs or the aorta adjacent to the ASA. Aneurysms, aortic dissections, and stenosis were each found in two patients. Problems in the radiologic diagnosis and clinical management of these diseases are emphasized. Radiologists should be cognizant of the significance of ASAs in patients with aortic aneurysms and dissections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-81
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Aneurysm
Subclavian Artery
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Disease Management
Aberrant subclavian artery
Aorta
Atherosclerosis
Pathologic Constriction
Radiologists

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Mulligan, S., Nath, P. H., Keller, F., Zorn, G., & Hickey, N. (1989). Acquired diseases of aberrant subclavian arteries. Journal of Thoracic Imaging, 4(2), 76-81.

Acquired diseases of aberrant subclavian arteries. / Mulligan, Susan; Nath, P. H.; Keller, Frederick; Zorn, George; Hickey, Nancy.

In: Journal of Thoracic Imaging, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1989, p. 76-81.

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Mulligan, S, Nath, PH, Keller, F, Zorn, G & Hickey, N 1989, 'Acquired diseases of aberrant subclavian arteries', Journal of Thoracic Imaging, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 76-81.
Mulligan S, Nath PH, Keller F, Zorn G, Hickey N. Acquired diseases of aberrant subclavian arteries. Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 1989;4(2):76-81.
Mulligan, Susan ; Nath, P. H. ; Keller, Frederick ; Zorn, George ; Hickey, Nancy. / Acquired diseases of aberrant subclavian arteries. In: Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 1989 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 76-81.
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