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[Vascular rings: airway obstruction in children. Case series].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23224313     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In children, extrinsic compression of the trachea is usually due to vascular origin, and less frequently caused by tumors, heart diseases, cysts and abscesses. Vascular rings are congenital anomalies of the aortic arch and its branches that compress the trachea and/or esophagus to varying degrees. Although these congenital anomalies are not frequent, they constitute a major cause of respiratory distress in children. Thus, these anomalies should be included in the differential diagnosis of obstruction of the upper airway. Symptoms include stridor, respiratory distress and dysphagia of different intensity. The high degree of clinical suspicion is the most important factor for diagnosis, fail to do so can cause a signifcant delay between symptom onset and correct diagnosis. We present four patients with different types of vascular rings in order to describe clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment.
Adrián Zanetta; Giselle Cuestas; Hugo Rodríguez; Carlos Tiscornia
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archivos argentinos de pediatría     Volume:  110     ISSN:  1668-3501     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Argent Pediatr     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372460     Medline TA:  Arch Argent Pediatr     Country:  Argentina    
Other Details:
Languages:  spa     Pagination:  e110-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Servicio de Endoscopia Respiratoria, Hospital de Pediatría Prof. DR. Juan P. Garrahan.
Vernacular Title:
Anillos vasculares: obstrucción de vía aérea en niños. Serie de casos.
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