Adult-onset dysphagia lusoria from an uncommon vascular ring: A case report and review of the literature

Thomas J. Sitzman, Matthew Mell, Charles W. Acher

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Abstract

Vascular rings are a rare cause of symptoms in adult patients. We report the case of a 48-year-old woman presenting with dysphagia lusoria due to an uncommon vascular ring: right aortic arch with mirror-image branching and a left ligamentum arteriosum. No previous reports exist of adult-onset dysphagia lusoria attributable to this anatomy. The patient underwent a limited muscle-sparing thoracotomy with division of the ligamentum. The division interrupted the vascular ring and relieved her esophageal compression. The presentation, evaluation, pathophysiology, and treatment of this condition are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aorta
  • Esophageal stenosis/etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle aged
  • Thoracic/abnormalities
  • Thoracic/surgery
  • Vascular surgical procedures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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