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Rare Anomaly Of Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery Associated With Right Common Carotid Artery In The Pre Tracheal Position –A Case Report
Palaniappan Ravisankar1, Manogarane Shanmugapathy2, Chatterjee Dwaipayan3, Selvakumar Kothandapani2, Ilakkiya Selvaraj2, Saranya Ravichandran3, Bhaskara Rao Bezawada2
1Department Of Surgical Oncology, Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital And Research Centre, Pondicherry; 2Department Of General Surgery, Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital And Research Centre, Pondicherry; 3Department Of Radiodiagnosis, Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital And Research Centre, Pondicherry
Congenital variations of the aortic arch and great vessels are often encountered in clinical practice. This is a case report of a 60 year old lady diagnosed with carcinoma thyroid and during the procedure, incidentally diagnosed to have right common carotid artery crossing the trachea anteriorly. Post operative computed tomographic angiographic study confirmed the common carotid artery in the pretracheal position and aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) was discovered. This is a rare anamoly of the common carotid artery and to be kept in mind during the procedures done in the pretracheal position and other associated anomalies are to be evaluated.
Keywords: Right Common Carotid Artery Anamoly, Pretracheal Position, Retroesophageal Subclavian Artery, Aberrant Origin
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Palaniappan Ravisankar, Manogarane Shanmugapathy, Chatterjee Dwaipayan, Selvakumar Kothandapani, Ilakkiya Selvaraj, Saranya Ravichandran, Bhaskara Rao Bezawada. Rare Anomaly Of Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery Associated With Right Common Carotid Artery In The Pre Tracheal Position –A Case Report. International Journal of Case Reports, 2019 4:90.
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