Interesting Presentation of Aberrant Origin of the Right Subclavian Artery in an 8-Year-Old Child

Document Type : Case Report


Aberrant right subclavian artery is one of the aortic arch anomalies which is almost always
asymptomatic. An 8-year-old girl presented with dysphagia of six months’ duration. Physical
examination revealed no abnormality. Barium swallow and CT angiography showed aberrant
right subclavian artery. Numerous procedures have been proposed to treat these lesions and
controversy exists concerning the best surgical technique. She was operated via the left
thoracotomy approach and the aberrant right subclavian artery was divided. She had an
uneventful postoperative course and was discharged symptom-free (Iranian Heart Journal
2008; 9 (2):51-54).


M. Hasan Kalantar Motamedi MD*, Ali Hemmat MD†, Pooya Kalani, MD‡