WILLIAM K. NASSER, M.D.; CHARLES HELMEN, M.D.
This rare and peculiar anomaly of the aortic arch has been reported sporadically in the literature in recent years. Although it usually represents a characteristic radiologic deformity, it is not as yet widely recognized by either the clinician or radiologist.
Historically, the first reference to ectasia and elongation of the thoracic aorta was made by Rösler and White (1) in 1931. It was not until 1951 that Souders, Pearson, and Adams (2) described the clinical features of "subclinical coarctation" in three patients. The roentgenologic deformity in one of the patients was interpreted as Hodgkin's disease with involvement of the left
NASSER WK, HELMEN C. Kinking of the Aortic Arch (Pseudocoarctation): Clinical, Radiographic, Hemodynamic, and Angiographic Findings in Eight Cases. Ann Intern Med. 1966;64:971–978. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-971
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):971-978.
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