Arco aórtico derecho circunflejo retroesofágico con ligamento arterioso izquierdo: una variedad infrecuente de anillo vascular completo presentación de un caso
Caicedo, Lina M.
López, Carlos F.
Revista Colombiana de Cardiología, 0120-5633, Vol. 19, Nro. 1, 2012, p. 47-53
Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiologia
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Vascular rings are a group of congenital anomalies of the aortic arches in which the trachea and esophagus, or both, are completely surrounded by vascular structures. Often, they can cause obstruction and consequently impaired swallowing and respiratory distress, so they must be included in the differential diagnosis of obstruction of the upper airway. Early diagnosis and timely surgical release of obstruction of the airway and esophagus, or both, may improve symptoms in the majority of cases. This condition must be suspected and evaluated in infants or young children with recurrent respiratory symptoms such as chronic cough, stridor, wheezing or, less commonly, with symptoms related to impaired swallowing. We illustrate the case of a six-year-old child with chronic swallowing problems and malnutrition who underwent an incidental diagnosis of circumflex retroesophageal right aortic arch with left ligamentum arteriosum corrected by surgery.
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