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Science Letters  ISSN 2311-3219
2017 | Volume 5 | Issue 3  | Pages 247-251

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Case report
Asymptomatic Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery in a Five Year Old Girl:  An Incidental Finding
Asfia Banu Pasha, Xiao-Qing Chen*, Guo-Ping Zhou*

Department of Pediatrics, The First Affiliated Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Abstract
An aberrant right subclavian artery may, on one hand, remain asymptomatic, causing no harm to the patient; on the other hand, it may lead to symptoms like dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing), recurrent respiratory tract infections, hoarseness of voice, or stridor. An asymptomatic aberrant subclavian artery could be left without any particular treatment, but any symptomatic case should be attended immediately in order to prevent the condition from progressing in severity. A  case  of a  five year  old female child  with complaints  of cough  with expectoration and fever  was diagnosed to have bronchopneumonia. The patient was admitted and treated with intravenous antibiotics. The  chest  x-ray showed a small and median heart with the apex not clearly visualized. For further evaluation, an  echocardiography  and  a  computerized  tomography of  the  chest  was  performed, which  showed  the  presence  of  an  aberrant  right  subclavian  artery  and a  thinner  right  bronchial  lumen. The  patient did not have symptoms  specific for the  aberrant  right  subclavian artery like  dysphagia, stridor,  hoarseness of voice, apnea  or  cyanosis. The patient was continued  with  the  treatment  for bronchopneumonia, which was  resolved.  As  the  patient  was  asymptomatic, she  was  discharged  and  was advised  to  follow up  in  case  any symptoms appear.

A R T I CL E  I N F O

Received
August 15, 2017
Accepted
October 14, 2017
Abstract Published
October 31, 2017
Manuscript Published
December 25, 2017

*Corresponding Author
1 Xiao-Qing Chen
E-mail
chenxq2002@foxmail.com
2 Guo-Ping Zhou
E-mail
guopzhou@126.com

Keywords
CT angiography
Aberrant right subclavian artery
Incidental finding