Matthew Mell

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  • Adult-Onset Dysphagia Lusoria from an Uncommon Vascular Ring: A Case Report and Review of the Literature VASCULAR AND ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY Sitzman, T. J., Mell, M. W., Acher, C. W. 2009; 43 (1): 100-102


    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.

    View details for DOI 10.1177/1538574408323503

    View details for Web of Science ID 000263636400014

    View details for PubMedID 18829585

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