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Diagnosis of double aortic arch by cross sectional echocardiography with Doppler colour flow mapping.
  1. M N Kan,
  2. N C Nanda,
  3. A R Stopa
  1. Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294.


    A case of double aortic arch in a 15 month old boy was diagnosed by cross sectional echocardiography supplemented by Doppler colour flow mapping. These examinations showed two very large vessels communicating with the aorta; the demonstration of anterograde flow in one vessel and retrograde flow in the other enabled a definite diagnosis of Edwards type IA double aortic arch to be made.

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