Hypoplasia of the descending thoracic and abdominal aorta: a case report and review of literature.

@article{elik2006HypoplasiaOT,
  title={Hypoplasia of the descending thoracic and abdominal aorta: a case report and review of literature.},
  author={Turgay Çelik and H{\"u}rkan Kurşaklioğlu and Atilla Iyisoy and Hasan Ihsan Turhan and Basri Amasyali and Murat Kocaoglu and Ersoy Işik},
  journal={Journal of thoracic imaging},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={296-9}
}
Coarctation of the aorta has been found at necropsy in approximately 1 of every 1550 individuals. The most common location for segmental coarctation (juxtaductal) is the attachment of the ductus arteriosus to the thoracic aorta, which accounts for 98% of focal lesions. Less commonly, a relatively long segment of constriction extends beyond the left subclavian artery. When longer segments of the aorta are narrowed, the term "hypoplasia" is often used. Aortic hypoplasia, an exceedingly rare… CONTINUE READING