Interrupted aortic arch or extreme coarctation? A case report and review of the literature.

Teskin O., Gullu A. Ü. , Senay S. , Okten E. M. , Alhan C.

The heart surgery forum, vol.14, no.3, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20101100
  • Title of Journal : The heart surgery forum


The hallmark feature of aortic interruption that is useful in differentiating it from aortic coarctation is the "complete absence" of continuity between both parts of the interrupted segment. In this study, we reviewed the 28 patients diagnosed with isolated interrupted aortic arch (IAA) who reached adult age (> 20 years), aimed to review the validity of the Celoria-Patton classification in the literature, and reported the first microscopic pathology of the IAA in an adult.