Answer of October 2000


Clinical History:

M/37. Preoperative assessment

Figure 1 (CXR)
Figure 2 (CECT)
Figure 3 (CECT)

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Coarctation of the Aorta.


Figure 1&4 CXR shows the heart is enlarged and the aortic knuckle is small. There is bilateral inferior ribs notching.

Figure 2&3 CECT shows the coarctation together with enlarged collateral vessels along the internal mammary arteries and in the axilla.