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An adult case of pulmonary sling with complete tracheal ring.

Lee JC, Kim GS, Lee SJ, Yoo CG, Kim YW, Han SK, Shim YS - Korean J. Intern. Med. (1996)

Bottom Line: Many cases are associated with cardiovascular and tracheo-bronchial anomalies.The anomaly, if not corrected, can be fatal within the first year of life.In an adult, it is most often asymptomatic and usually found incidentally.

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Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea.

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Pulmonary sling is a rare congenital condition in which the left pulmonary artery arises from the right pulmonary artery forming a sling around the trachea causing tracheal compression. Many cases are associated with cardiovascular and tracheo-bronchial anomalies. When combined with complete tracheal ring, it is called "ring-sling complex". The average onset of symptoms is 2 months and about half have symptoms from birth. The anomaly, if not corrected, can be fatal within the first year of life. In an adult, it is most often asymptomatic and usually found incidentally. We report an adult case who was diagnosed as pulmonary sling with complete tracheal ring by CT and bronchoscopy along with a literature review.

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Bronchoscopic findings Complete tracheal rings without posterior membranous portions.
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Mentions: On bronchoscopy, the trachea was too narrow from the initiation to pass through. Complete cartilaginous ring without posterior membranous portion was found on the entire trachea (Fig. 1).


An adult case of pulmonary sling with complete tracheal ring.

Lee JC, Kim GS, Lee SJ, Yoo CG, Kim YW, Han SK, Shim YS - Korean J. Intern. Med. (1996)

Bronchoscopic findings Complete tracheal rings without posterior membranous portions.
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f1-kjim-11-2-175-14: Bronchoscopic findings Complete tracheal rings without posterior membranous portions.
Mentions: On bronchoscopy, the trachea was too narrow from the initiation to pass through. Complete cartilaginous ring without posterior membranous portion was found on the entire trachea (Fig. 1).

Bottom Line: Many cases are associated with cardiovascular and tracheo-bronchial anomalies.The anomaly, if not corrected, can be fatal within the first year of life.In an adult, it is most often asymptomatic and usually found incidentally.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Pulmonary sling is a rare congenital condition in which the left pulmonary artery arises from the right pulmonary artery forming a sling around the trachea causing tracheal compression. Many cases are associated with cardiovascular and tracheo-bronchial anomalies. When combined with complete tracheal ring, it is called "ring-sling complex". The average onset of symptoms is 2 months and about half have symptoms from birth. The anomaly, if not corrected, can be fatal within the first year of life. In an adult, it is most often asymptomatic and usually found incidentally. We report an adult case who was diagnosed as pulmonary sling with complete tracheal ring by CT and bronchoscopy along with a literature review.

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Related in: MedlinePlus