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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: July | Volume: 8 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 63-67

Studying With Multidetector Computed Tomography Angiography Techniques of Aortic Arch Branching Variation

Gunes Bolatli1, Mahinur Ulusoy2, Mustafa Koplay3, İsmail Zararsız4

1PhD Student, Department of Anatomy, Beykent University, Medical Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey
2Assist. Prof. Dr. Department of Anatomy, Beykent University, Medical Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey
3Prof. Dr. Department of Radiology, Selcuk University, Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey
4Prof. Dr. Department of Anatomy, Girne American University, Medical Faculty, Kıbrıs, Turkey

Corresponding Author: Gunes Bolatlı


In this study, Multidetector Computed Tomography (MDCT) angiography technique with aortic arch branching variation types, frequency and clinical significance were investigated. MDCT examinations carried out 83 men, 97 women were evaluated 180 patients. Arcus aorta types and frequency of the variation was detected.
In our study, the aortic arch showing a normal branching pattern was accepted as Type 1. Other than that, a variation was detected in 345 of the patients (32.24%). These variations were divided into the types from 1 to 7 in an array ranked from the most frequent to the least frequent. Unlike previous studies, two new variation types were defined.
Clinically important aortic arch branching variation can be detected by CT angiography technique. A good knowledge of these variations is important and instructive in terms of common invasive and surgical interventions.

Key words: Aortic arch, Variations, Anatomy, MDCT.

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