Interruption of the aortic arch with no patent ductus arteriosus: is survival possible?

Archives de pédiatrie : organe officiel de la Sociéte française de pédiatrie
M BoukhrisR Boussaada


Interruption of the aortic arch is a rare congenital disease. It is defined by the complete interruption between the ascending and descending aorta. A patent ductus arteriosus is necessary to maintain flow from the pulmonary to the descending aorta. Its closure leads to a cardiovascular collapse and this malformation is therefore duct-dependent. However, in rare cases, survival remains possible even after ductus arteriosus closure. We report such a case.


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