Pseudocoarctation of the Aorta: A Rare Congenital Aortic Disease.
AbstractAortic 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.