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The closing process of the ductus arteriosus connecting the left common carotid artery and main pulmonary artery

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 February 2019

Kumiyo Matsuo
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Osaka Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Osaka, Japan
Hisaaki Aoki*
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Osaka Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Osaka, Japan
Futoshi Kayatani
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Osaka Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Osaka, Japan
*
Author for correspondence: H. Aoki, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Osaka Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Osaka, Japan, 840 Murodocho Izumi City, Osaka 594-1101, Japan. Tel: +81 725 56 1220; Fax: +81 725 56 5682; E-mail: aokihisaak-osk@umin.ac.jp

Abstract

An isolated left common carotid artery is very rare, and only 13 cases have been reported thus far. All those cases were accompanied by a right aortic arch and aberrant left subclavian artery, and the connecting vessel between the pulmonary artery and left common carotid artery was thought to be ductal tissue. However, there have been no reports that have followed the natural closure of this vessel. We present a case in whom we could observe the closing process of this vessel at the connection between the left common carotid artery and main pulmonary artery in association with a tetralogy of Fallot.

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Brief Report
Copyright
© Cambridge University Press 2019 

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Footnotes

Cite this article: Matsuo K, Aoki H, Kayatani F. (2019) The closing process of the ductus arteriosus connecting the left common carotid artery and main pulmonary artery. Cardiology in the Young29: 422–424. doi: 10.1017/S1047951118002275

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