Cardiology in the Young

Brief Reports

Isolated right subclavian artery arising from the right pulmonary artery via a right-sided ductus arteriosus with associated pulmonary steal phenomenon

Stephen G. Millera1, Michael J. Campbella1, Piers C.A. Barkera1 and Kevin D. Hilla1 c1

a1 Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Abstract

We present a patient with DiGeorge syndrome and an isolated right subclavian artery arising from the right pulmonary artery via a right-sided ductus arteriosus. The patient showed a subclavian and pulmonary steal with perfusion of the right arm and right lung via retrograde circulation in the right vertebral artery. The patient underwent successful surgical repair.

(Received April 07 2011)

(Accepted June 06 2011)

(Online publication July 26 2011)

Correspondence:

c1 Correspondence to: Dr K. Hill, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, PO Box 3090, Durham, North Carolina 27710, United States of America. Tel: (919) 681 2880; Fax: 001919 681 8927; E-mail: kevin.hill@duke.edu