Pseudocoarctation, Kinking or Buckling of the Aorta
Pseudocoarctation, buckling, and kinking of the aorta are terms used to describe a roentgenologic deformity of the aorta similar to that in classical coarctation but in which no obstruction is demonstrable. It is probable that the first three terms used are synonyms for subclinical coarctation. In this state, the lesion of classical coarctation of the aorta is present and the two show the same associated anomalies.
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