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A Case of Vascular Sling

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1993;36(7):1034-1038.
Published online July 15, 1993.
A Case of Vascular Sling
Jong Hyun Kim1, Moon Soo Han1, Jong Wan Kim1, Joon Sung Lee1, Hak Hee Kim2
1Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Radiology, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea
영아천식으로 오인되었던 Vascular Sling 1례
김종현1, 한문수1, 김종완1, 이준성1, 김학희2
1가톨릭대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
2가톨릭대학교 의과대학 방사선과학교실
Abstract
Pulmonary artery sling is an uncommon and potentially lethal vascular anomaly that can produce airway obstruction. Despite the availibility of a corrective operation, the mortality rate remains very high due to the high incidence of associated obstructive anomalies of the tracheobronchial tree. We experienced a 70-day-old male infant who was admitted to our unit because of sudden dyspnea, cyanosis, coarse expiratory wheezing and inspiratory stridor. At first, he was treated with bronchodilator and steroid under the impression of infantile asthma, but the symptoms went on without interval change. We performed magnetic resonance imaging study followed esophagography and two dimensional echocardiography. Finally he was diagnosed as a vascular sling. We report this with a brief review and related literatures.
Key Words: Vascular sling


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