Right sided arcus aorta as a cause of dyspnea and chronic cough

Ozkaya S., Sengul B., Hamsici S., Findik S., ŞAHİN Ü., GÜMÜŞ A., ...More

MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.7, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Right sided arcus aorta (RSAA) is a rare condition that is usually asymptomatic. Patients may present with exertional dyspnea and chronic cough. A recent article suggested that RSAA should be included in the differential diagnosis of asthma, especially in patients with intractable exertional dyspnea. We aimed to present the clinical, radiologic and spirometric features of thirteen patients with RSAA observed in four years at the Rize Education and Research Hospital and Samsun Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Hospital.