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Surgical repair of pulmonary artery sling in an adult.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20732538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary artery sling is a rare congenital vascular anomaly that typically presents in the first month of life with severe respiratory symptoms. In this condition, the left pulmonary artery originates off the right pulmonary artery and courses between the trachea and esophagus, causing compression of both structures. Of those patients with pulmonary artery sling, a small subset survives to adulthood with few or no symptoms. In this article we present the surgical correction of pulmonary artery sling in an adult patient.
Michael F LaBelle; W Gerald Rainer; Erick Ratzer; Kevin B Miller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-24     Completed Date:  2010-09-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1009-11     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Surgery, Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colorado, USA.
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Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*,  surgery*

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