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Pseudocoarctation
Brett W. Carter, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Pseudocoarctation of aorta (PCOA)
            • Synonyms

              • Aortic buckling
              • Aortic kinking
              • Atypical coarctation
              • Nonobstructive coarctation
              • Redundant aortic arch
            • Definitions

              • Aortic arch elongation with kinking of thoracic aorta distal to origin of left subclavian artery at level of ductus arteriosus
              • Distinguished from coarctation of aorta (COA) by lack of hemodynamically significant stenosis

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Imaging Recommendations

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Angiographic Findings

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Kimura K et al: Pseudocoarctation of the aorta complicated by thoracic aortic aneurysm. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 19(3-4):265-7, 2011
                                        2. Bolen MA et al: Pseudocoarction of the aorta and crossed fused ectopic kidney assessed by multidetector computed tomography. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 4(6):405-6, 2010
                                        3. Rao B et al: Pseudocoarctation with saccular aneurysms, left sided SVC and aberrant right subclavian artery - a case report. J Radiol Case Rep. 4(7):29-33, 2010
                                        4. Ohnuki M et al: [Thoracic aortic aneurysm associated with pseudocoarctation; report of a case.] Kyobu Geka. 62(7):583-6, 2009
                                        5. Son JS et al: Pseudocoarctation of the aorta associated with the anomalous origin of the left vertebral artery: a case report. Korean J Radiol. 9(3):283-5, 2008
                                        6. Adaletli I et al: Pseudocoarctation. Can J Cardiol. 23(8):675-6, 2007
                                        7. Matsui H et al: Anatomy of coarctation, hypoplastic and interrupted aortic arch: relevance to interventional/surgical treatment. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 5(5):871-80, 2007
                                        8. Tanju S et al: Right cervical aortic arch and pseudocoarctation of the aorta associated with aneurysms and steal phenomena: US, CTA, and MRA findings. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 30(1):146-9, 2007
                                        9. Choi BW et al: Magnetic resonance angiography of pseudocoarctation. Heart. 90(10):1213, 2004
                                        10. SebastiĆ  C et al: Aortic stenosis: spectrum of diseases depicted at multisection CT. Radiographics. 23 Spec No:S79-91, 2003
                                        11. Taneja K et al: Pseudocoarctation of the aorta: complementary findings on plain film radiography, CT, DSA, and MRA. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 21(5):439-41, 1998
                                        12. Lajos TZ et al: Pseudocoarctation of the aorta: a variant or an entity? Chest. 58(6):571-6, 1970
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Pathology

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Abbreviations

                                                    • Pseudocoarctation of aorta (PCOA)
                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Aortic buckling
                                                    • Aortic kinking
                                                    • Atypical coarctation
                                                    • Nonobstructive coarctation
                                                    • Redundant aortic arch
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Aortic arch elongation with kinking of thoracic aorta distal to origin of left subclavian artery at level of ductus arteriosus
                                                    • Distinguished from coarctation of aorta (COA) by lack of hemodynamically significant stenosis

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            • Angiographic Findings

                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                • General Features

                                                                  • Microscopic Features

                                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                    • Presentation

                                                                      • Demographics

                                                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                          • Treatment

                                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Kimura K et al: Pseudocoarctation of the aorta complicated by thoracic aortic aneurysm. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 19(3-4):265-7, 2011
                                                                              2. Bolen MA et al: Pseudocoarction of the aorta and crossed fused ectopic kidney assessed by multidetector computed tomography. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 4(6):405-6, 2010
                                                                              3. Rao B et al: Pseudocoarctation with saccular aneurysms, left sided SVC and aberrant right subclavian artery - a case report. J Radiol Case Rep. 4(7):29-33, 2010
                                                                              4. Ohnuki M et al: [Thoracic aortic aneurysm associated with pseudocoarctation; report of a case.] Kyobu Geka. 62(7):583-6, 2009
                                                                              5. Son JS et al: Pseudocoarctation of the aorta associated with the anomalous origin of the left vertebral artery: a case report. Korean J Radiol. 9(3):283-5, 2008
                                                                              6. Adaletli I et al: Pseudocoarctation. Can J Cardiol. 23(8):675-6, 2007
                                                                              7. Matsui H et al: Anatomy of coarctation, hypoplastic and interrupted aortic arch: relevance to interventional/surgical treatment. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 5(5):871-80, 2007
                                                                              8. Tanju S et al: Right cervical aortic arch and pseudocoarctation of the aorta associated with aneurysms and steal phenomena: US, CTA, and MRA findings. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 30(1):146-9, 2007
                                                                              9. Choi BW et al: Magnetic resonance angiography of pseudocoarctation. Heart. 90(10):1213, 2004
                                                                              10. SebastiĆ  C et al: Aortic stenosis: spectrum of diseases depicted at multisection CT. Radiographics. 23 Spec No:S79-91, 2003
                                                                              11. Taneja K et al: Pseudocoarctation of the aorta: complementary findings on plain film radiography, CT, DSA, and MRA. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 21(5):439-41, 1998
                                                                              12. Lajos TZ et al: Pseudocoarctation of the aorta: a variant or an entity? Chest. 58(6):571-6, 1970