Type B Interrupted Aorta in an Adult Patient


  • Ahmet Ozkara
  • Mehmet Ezelsoy
  • Levent Onat
  • Ilhan Sanisoglu




Introduction: Interrupted aortic arch is a rare congenital malformation characterized by a complete loss of luminal continuity between the ascending and descending aorta. It is often diagnosed during the neonatal period.

Case presentation: We presented a 51-year-old male patient with interrupted aortic arch type B who was treated successfully with posterolateral thoracotomy without using cardiopulmonary bypass.

Conclusion: The prognosis for interrupted aortic arch depends on the associated congenital anomalies, but the outcome is usually very poor unless there is surgical treatment. Survival into adulthood depends on the development of collateral circulation.


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Ozkara, A., Ezelsoy, M., Onat, L., & Sanisoglu, I. (2014). Type B Interrupted Aorta in an Adult Patient. The Heart Surgery Forum, 17(2), E80-E81. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.2013309