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Cervical aortic arch

Disease definition

A rare, congenital anomaly of the great arteries characterized by cranially situated aortic arch ascending into the neck above the clavicles. Most patients remain asymptomatic, some present with a murmur and a pulsatile neck mass, stridor, dyspnea, recurrent bronchitis, dysphagia or signs and symptoms of a stenosis/aneurism of the aortic arch. Other congenital heart anomalies are frequently associated, including abnormalities of arch laterality and branching, aortic coarctation or aneurysm.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: -
  • ICD-10: Q25.4
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0003490  C0345065
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -
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