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A case report on hypoplastic aortic arch.


Kristine Gay S. Tria

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Pediatric Cardiology - Philippine Heart Center

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Research Project
January 1-December 1, 2016


Although anatomically independent, aortic arch hypoplasia is said to be part of coarctation of the aorta.1 It is a rare occurrence in the Philippine Heart Center with only 3 patients diagnosed from 2004 to 2015. This reports a case of a 9-year-old female who presented with a murmur and was diagnosed of congenital heart disease during infancy; however due to financial constraints, surgical management was delayed until childhood. Patch Aortoplasty using a glutaraldehyde-treated pericardium was performed. Aortic arch or tubular hypoplasia presents with a vast array of clinical symptoms from infancy, childhood to adolescence. Definitive management is surgical, which include different techniques and expertise.

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