EDWARD I. HONIG, M.D.; WILLIAM DUBILIER JR., M.D.; ISRAEL STEINBERG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Buckling or kinking of the innominate artery implies elongation, tortuosity and dilatation of this vessel. It is usually associated with arteriosclerotic and hypertensive disease of the aorta.
Buckling of the innominate artery may cause right superior mediastinal prominence. This produces roentgenographic findings which simulate aneurysm of the innominate or carotid artery, superior mediastinal tumor, retrosternal thyroid, lymph node enlargement, aneurysm of the aorta, or disease within the apex of the right lung.1 Recognition of the buckled innominate artery is of clinical significance because its nature is benign, as differentiated from the above lesions. Angiocardiography, by affording an accurate diagnosis through
HONIG EI, DUBILIER W, STEINBERG I. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BUCKLED INNOMINATE ARTERY1. Ann Intern Med. ;39:74–80. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-1-74
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(1):74-80.
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