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A pulmonary artery sling with a vascular ring in a toddler: an uncommon combination

  • Ziyad M. Binsalamah (a1), Charles D. Fraser (a1) and Carlos M. Mery (a1)

Abstract

Pulmonary artery slings and vascular rings are very rare congenital anomalies. It is even rarer to have both anomalies in the same setting. We present a case of a toddler who was diagnosed with a left pulmonary artery sling and a vascular ring as part of the screening process for the VACTERL association – co-occurrence of vertebral, anorectal, cardiac, tracheoesophageal, renal, and limb malformations. He underwent a successful surgical repair via median sternotomy and on cardiopulmonary bypass with an uneventful postoperative course.

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Author for correspondence: Z. M. Binsalamah, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Texas Children’s Hospital; Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, 6621 Fannin St, MC19345H, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Tel: 832 826 1929; Fax: 832 825 1905; E-mail: ziyadmss@gmail.com

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