Incidentally Found Double Aortic Arch While Treating Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Aneurysm: Conversion from Femoral to Radial Artery Access Journal Articles uri icon

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  • BACKGROUND: Asymptomatic double aortic arches are a unique occurrence. CASE DESCRIPTION: An incidental finding of a double aortic arch in an elderly male was discovered during workup of a transient ischemic attack. The following case presentation details an effective treatment approach in cerebrovascular stenting in a patient with variant aortic arch anatomy. The initial diagnostic cerebral angiogram was performed via transfemoral approach and was quite challenging. CONCLUSIONS: Faced with challenging anatomy, the radial artery approach is a viable option when navigating into the cerebrovascular anatomy for stenting when proximal variants such as a double aortic arch are identified.


  • Patel, Mayank
  • Iwananga, Joe
  • Bentley, Josh
  • Wang, Bill
  • Patel, Akil
  • Tubbs, R Shane
  • Monteith, Steve

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  • August 2018