Interrupted aortic arch
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There is a gap of varying size (different possible types) in the upper part of the aorta, which has no further connection to another vessel or organ. Emergency situation for the newborn child; blood supply to the lower half of the body is via the open ductus arteriosus

Author(s): Kinderherzstiftung, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Sticker, Hermine Nock
Last updated: 2009-04-28