A Case of Interrupted Aortic Arch in an Adult: An Unsuspected Cause of Uncontrolled Hypertension

  • Published on 06/10/2024
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Dibaba Abdi Dandena 1, Bekele Abenezer Kebede 2, Gebrewahd Selam Hagos 3

1 Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medical Science, Institute of Health, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
2 Department of Radiology, Soddo Christian General Hospital, Soddo, Ethiopia
3 Pediatrics Unit, Ethiopian Armed Force Comprehensive Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Academic Editor: Buemi Francesco
Copyright © 2024 Abdi Dandena Dibaba et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this paper, we describe an incidentally discovered case of interrupted aortic arch in a 28-year-old male patient with a history of long-standing poorly controlled hypertension. The patient presented to the hospital with a complaint of upper respiratory complaints and long-standing chest pain. A plain chest radiograph was requested to exclude a diagnosis of pneumonia, and the radiography spotted an incidental finding of inferior rib notching. A subsequent CT angiography...


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