Arco aórtico doble

Es una formación anormal de la aorta, la gran arteria que lleva sangre del corazón al resto del cuerpo. La aorta se divide en dos vasos en lugar de uno poco después de salir del corazón y rodean el esófago (tubo de la deglución) y la tráquea. Las dos ramas finalmente se vuelven a encontrar.

Arco aórtico doble

Revision

Last reviewed 2/7/2012 by Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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