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Pseudocoarctation of the Aorta: A Rare Congenital Aortic Disease.
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  • Serkan Asil,
  • Muhammet Geneş,
  • salim yasar,
  • suat gormel,
  • Serdar Fırtına,
  • Murat CELIK,
  • Uygar Yuksel
Serkan Asil
Gülhane Training and Research Hospital
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Muhammet Geneş
Gülhane Training and Research Hospital
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salim yasar
Gulhane Training and Research Hospital
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suat gormel
Gulhane Training and Research Hospital
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Serdar Fırtına
Gülhane Training and Research Hospital
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Murat CELIK
Gulhane Military Medical Academy
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Uygar Yuksel
Gulhane Medical Faculty
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Abstract

Aortic pseudocoarctation is a rare congenital aortic anomaly that causes elongation, stenosis and kinking of the aorta at the isthmus level. Although aortic coarctation and pseudocoarctation share a similar clinical spectrum, pseudocoarctation rarely results in a significant gradient in descending aorta and haemodynamic consequence. Therefore, it's critical to differentiate in coarctation. All imaging modalities but especially cardiac CT angiography and catheterization are very important in the differential diagnosis. Our case highlighted to differences between aortic pseudocoarctation and coarctation, with other cardiac anomalies accompanying pseudocoarctation. And also the importance of cardiac imaging in the differential diagnosis of pseudocoarctation was emphasized.