IPCCC Term VASCULAR RING: RIGHT AORTIC ARCH AND LEFT ARTERIAL DUCT OR LIGAMENT
IPCCC Code 09.31.35
ICD-11 Code PENDING
IPCCC Definition A congenital cardiovascular malformation in which continuity of the left aortic arch, pulmonary trunk and right arterial duct (or ligament) encircles the trachea and esophagus.
This superior view of the arterial trunks in this heart with concordant ventriculo-arterial connections demonstrates a right aortic arch with mirror image branching of the brachiocephalic arteries and distal origin of the left subclavian artery. Note the left arterial extending from the left subclavian artery to the pulmonary trunk, encircling the trachea (yellow star) and esophagus (red star). The proximal part of the aberrant left subclavian artery represents the distal remnant of the left aortic arch and is typically referred to as the diverticulum of Kommerell.
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