Pulmonary artery sling

Carl H. Gumbiner, Charles E. Mullins, Dan G. Mcnamara

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Abstract

Pulmonary artery "sling" indicates the vascular anomaly wherein the left pulmonary artery arises from the right pulmonary artery and traverses between the esophagus and trachea to enter the left lung. Respiratory symptoms may result from compression of the trachea and right mainstem bronchus by the anomalous vessel as well as by associated tracheo-bronchial defects. Six cases are described. The distinctive radiologic features include anterior indentation of the barium esophagogram and a characteristic pulmonary angiogram. Surgery is the usual recommended treatment for life-threatening airway obstruction, but results are often poor. In patients with less severe symptoms the physician's approach may be modified by the presence of associated intracardiac defects and intrinsic airway disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-315
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1980

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Pulmonary Artery
Trachea
Lung
Airway Obstruction
Barium
Bronchi
Esophagus
Blood Vessels
Angiography
Physicians
Therapeutics

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Pulmonary artery sling. / Gumbiner, Carl H.; Mullins, Charles E.; Mcnamara, Dan G.

In: The American Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 45, No. 2, 02.1980, p. 311-315.

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Gumbiner, Carl H. ; Mullins, Charles E. ; Mcnamara, Dan G. / Pulmonary artery sling. In: The American Journal of Cardiology. 1980 ; Vol. 45, No. 2. pp. 311-315.
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