6 cases of aortic arch abnormalities in paediatric age have been diagnosed. Two children presented a complete vascular ring one a innominate dystopic artery and three a retro-oesophageal subclavian artery with prevalently respiratory symptomatology in the three former cases and with respect to the digestive system in the others. All the abnormalities were diagnosed on the basis of oesophagography followed in some cases by contrast radiography. One of the patients with vascular ring was operated on by resection of the abnormal vessel and this was also done in the case of two children suffering from abnormal subclavian artery. The child with innominate dystopic artery was operated also. Results were positive. Emphasis is laid on the importance of contrast radiography and oesophagography in the diagnosis of abnormality of the aortic arches and their derivative structures and on the importance of early surgical treatment in those cases where symptomatology is threatening.
|Translated title of the contribution||The pathology of the aortic arches with special reference to double aortic arch and abnormal subclavian artery|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health