Case Reports in Clinical Practice 2017. 2(1):16-20.

Double Aortic Arch Anomaly Mimicking Asthma and Laryngomalacia: Two Case Reports
Mohammad Tajdini, Mansoureh Shariat, Mohammadreza Mizaaghayan, Sara Memarian, Parisa Rahmani, Mohammadtaghi Majnoon


This report describes two patients (a 7-year-old boy and a 3-month-old boy) who have had chronic and recurrent respiratory distress and wheezing episodes since infancy. The elder one had been treated for hyper-reactive airway disease and asthma, and the other had been diagnosed with laryngomalacia. The problems had been associated with cyanosis and did not improve with routine treatment; therefore, we considered other underlying diseases, such as cardiovascular problems. The diagnostic workups revealed the “double aortic arch” which had not been diagnosed previously.


Aortic arch; Asthma; Laryngomalacia; Respiratory distress

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