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Airway compression by vascular anomalies in infants and neonates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8129366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite the tremendous health-care advances in recent years, external compression of the tracheobronchial tree by cardiovascular anomalies still remains a significant cause of morbidity and potential mortality in neonates and infants. As the initial presenting symptoms can be deceivingly mild, the diagnosis is easily missed without a high index of suspicion by the investigating clinician utilising the appropriate investigations. Four case studies are presented, (i) illustrating the importance of tracheobronchoscopy in assessing any neonate or infant with suspected airway obstruction; (ii) reviewing the current literature, and (iii) suggesting a comprehensive diagnostic approach by way of relevant investigations.
E Murugasu; M Rothera
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0304-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.     Publication Date:  1993 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-04-12     Completed Date:  1994-04-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503289     Medline TA:  Ann Acad Med Singapore     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  952-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hope Hospital, University of Manchester, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / etiology*,  radiography
Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities
Arteries / abnormalities*
Brachiocephalic Trunk / abnormalities,  radiography
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities,  radiography
Subclavian Artery / abnormalities,  radiography
Tracheal Stenosis / etiology,  radiography

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