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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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BORDINO, Lucas et al. Vascular rings: Series of 28 patients of a Pediatrie Respiratory Endoscopy Department. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2019, vol.117, n.4, pp.e393-e398. ISSN 0325-0075.

Vascular rings account for 1 % of the congenital cardiovascular diseases. They constitute an embryological malformation in which the aortic arch, its branches, or the pulmonary arteries cause pressure on the trachea and/or oesophagus. Anatomically, they are divided into two groups -complete or incomplete- depending on how they surround the trachea and/or the oesophagus. Symptom onset is usually in the first months of life with biphasic or expiratory stridor that increases with crying and feeding, a metallic tracheal cough, recurrent respiratory infections, episodes of apnea and cyanosis, wheezing, cervical hyperextension, sternal and intercostal retraction, and feeding difficulties. A retrospective analysis of 28 patients with vascular rings seen at the Department of Respiratory Endoscopy at Garrahan Paediatric Hospital between January 2015 and September 2017 is presented.

Keywords : Vascular rings; Innominate artery; Double aortic arch; Pulmonary artery sling; Aberrant subclavian artery.

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