July 15, 2010

MRCP 2 Question 15

Study the slide below carefully, and answer the question beneath:


What is the most likely diagnosis?

a) Ventricular septal defect
b) Patent ductus arteriosus
c) Coarctation of aorta
d) Supravalvular aortic stenosis
e) Pulmonary valve stenosis









ANSWER
The correct answer is C

Explanation

PA chest radiograph shows bilateral rib notching (rib 5-8) with figure-3 sign and significant post-stenotic dilation of the descending aorta

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