Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc 2013 Jul-Sep;20(3):163-5
Serviço de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular do Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Portugal.
Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Jun 26;83:106017. Epub 2021 May 26.
Esophageal Institute, Department of Surgery, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America.
Introduction: Vascular impingement of the esophagus is a rare cause of dysphagia, and is most commonly due to aortic arch anomalies such as arterial lusoria. Dysphagia resultant from venous compression is even further less likely.Presentation Of Case: We present a highly unusual case of dysphagia secondary to a large aneurysm of the azygous vein near its confluence with the superior vena cava, which was managed with endovascular modalities. Read More
Neurogastroenterol Motil 2021 Jun 1:e14176. Epub 2021 Jun 1.
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Dysphagia lusoria is a rare cause of dysphagia due to impingement of the esophagus by an aberrant right subclavian artery. Although most remain asymptomatic, this aberrant vessel can lead to progressive dysphagia in childhood or even later in life as a result of arteriosclerotic burden and attenuation of esophageal compliance that led to esophageal compression. We present a 56-year-old man with a 3-year history of progressively worsening dysphagia to solids and liquids and globus sensation. Read More
J Obstet Gynaecol 2021 May 27:1-5. Epub 2021 May 27.
Pediatric Cardiology Unit, Monaldi Hospital, University "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy.
Aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) is the most common embryologic abnormality of the aortic arch. The presence of ARSA has been previously associated with an increased risk of Down syndrome. ARSA at birth may be associated with dysphagia, respiratory distress and stridor and there is no clear evidence-based management. Read More
J Cardiothorac Surg 2021 May 25;16(1):143. Epub 2021 May 25.
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, American Family Children's Hospital, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 600 Highland Avenue, MC 7375, Madison, WI, 53792, USA.
Introduction: Congenital single lung (CSL) is a rare condition, and symptomatic patients often present with respiratory distress or recurrent respiratory infection due to mediastinal shift causing vascular or airway compression. Aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) is another rare congenital anomality that can lead to tracheal or esophageal compressions. There is only one other case of concurrent presentation of CSL and ARSA reported, which presented unique challenge in surgical management of our patient. Read More
Eur J Intern Med 2021 06 23;88:114-115. Epub 2021 Mar 23.
Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, 1 Medical Center Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506, United States; Department of Neuroradiology, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, United States.