Dysphagia lusoria: proposal of a new treatment.
ABSTRACT Recent observation of one patient suffering from dysphagia lusoria has suggested critical review of treatment of the symptomatic aberrant right subclavian artery. Surgical correction of such an anomaly is difficult and may produce serious complications, and is not always successful. Endoscopic dilatation of the oesophageal stricture, even though it might only produce temporary relief of dysphagia, represents a valid therapeutical alternative because of its favourable cost/benefit ratio, low incidence of complications and patient acceptability.
Article: A retrotracheal right subclavian artery in association with a vertebral artery and thyroidea ima.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The retro-oesophageal right subclavian artery is an anatomical abnormality encountered by anatomists and pathologists and, more recently, interventional cardiologists and thoracic surgeons with an incidence of 0.2-2% in the population. We report a case of a retrotracheal right subclavian artery which originated distally along the left aortic arch and coursed between the trachea and the oesophagus. Additionally, the aortic arch gave rise to a common trunk, which subsequently bifurcated to yield to a right vertebral artery and a left thyroidea ima, replacing the left inferior thyroid artery. Consequently the right and the left recurrent laryngeal nerves were found to recur normally. The possible embryonic development of these branching patterns and their clinical significance is discussed.Folia morphologica 09/2006; 65(3):236-41. · 0.52 Impact Factor
Article: A retroesophageal right subclavian artery originating from the left aortic arch -- a case report and review of the literature.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The retroesophageal right subclavian artery is an anatomical abnormality encountered by anatomists and pathologists and recently interventional cardiologists and thoracic surgeons have also come across this phenomenon. We report a case of a retroesophageal right subclavian artery arising from a normally located left aortic arch in a young male autopsied in the Department of Forensic Service of Warsaw Medical University. In addition to the aforementioned anomaly, the presence of a right non-recurrent inferior laryngeal nerve was noticed. The possible embryonic development of these branching patterns and their clinical significance is discussed.Folia morphologica 03/2004; 63(1):141-5. · 0.52 Impact Factor