Pan Afr Med J 2020 13;36:17. Epub 2020 May 13.
Centre des Urgences de Yaoundé, Yaoundé, Cameroun.
Aortic abnormalities are a rare cause of dysphagia in children, adolescents, young adults and in the elderly. In these cases, vascular abnormalities commonly include aberrant right subclavian artery, left subclavian artery originating from the right aortic arch and, more rarely, from the right aortic arch with thoracic aorta on the left. Dysphagia, also known as "dysphagia lusoria", is due to the compression of the esophagus caused by one or several congenital vascular abnormalities and can occur in childhood or later in adulthood. Read More