Repair of Rare Vascular Ring: Circumflex Aortic Arch with Associated Hypoplasia and Coarctation.

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  • We describe a neonate with an unusual vascular ring formed by a right-sided aortic arch with associated coarctation and distal hypoplasia in the presence of an aberrant left subclavian artery. The descending aorta traveled behind the esophagus to descend on the left side of the spine. A left ductus arteriosus connected to the descending aorta completing the vascular ring, with notable esophageal compression. Surgical correction was accomplished through median sternotomy, resection of the hypoplastic circumflex arch, aortic arch advancement, and end-to-side anastomosis.
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  • Anastomosis, Surgical, Aorta, Thoracic, Aortic Coarctation, Cardiovascular Abnormalities, Ductus Arteriosus, Ductus Arteriosus, Patent, Echocardiography, Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Sternotomy, Subclavian Artery, Vascular Ring
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    Author List

  • Mauchley DC; Stiegler JM; Padilla LA; Aburjania Z; Dabal R; Cleveland D
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  • 235
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  • 237
  • Volume

  • 11
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  • 2