Vascular rings are congenital anomalies that lead to variable degrees of respiratory problems or feeding difficulties by forming a complete or partial ring compressing the trachea, the bronchi, and the esophagus. The clinical diagnosis of vascular rings is often challenging for the pediatrician because the clinical manifestations are heterogeneous and nonspecific. Symptoms can vary from wheezing, stridor, dyspnea, and/or dysphagia to life-threatening conditions; however, they may not be present. The aim of this study is to review the recent literature on this subject and describe new developments in diagnostics and imaging.

Congenital vascular rings: A clinical challenge for the pediatrician / A. Licari, E. Manca, G. Rispoli, S. Mannarino, G. Pelizzo, G.L. Marseglia. - In: PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY. - ISSN 1099-0496. - 50:5(2015), pp. 511-524. [10.1002/ppul.23152.]

Congenital vascular rings: A clinical challenge for the pediatrician

G. Pelizzo;
2015

Abstract

Vascular rings are congenital anomalies that lead to variable degrees of respiratory problems or feeding difficulties by forming a complete or partial ring compressing the trachea, the bronchi, and the esophagus. The clinical diagnosis of vascular rings is often challenging for the pediatrician because the clinical manifestations are heterogeneous and nonspecific. Symptoms can vary from wheezing, stridor, dyspnea, and/or dysphagia to life-threatening conditions; however, they may not be present. The aim of this study is to review the recent literature on this subject and describe new developments in diagnostics and imaging.
Vascular rings; cardiovascular anomalies; stridor; dysphagia; trachea-esophageal compression
Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica
Settore MED/20 - Chirurgia Pediatrica e Infantile
2015
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