Anterior vascular indentation of the oesophagus

W. R. Castaneda-Zuniga, K. Amplatz, J. E. Edwards

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Abstract

Although anterior indentation of the oesophagus by a vascular structure is usually considered diagnostic of an aberrant left pulmonary artery, a case is reported where such an indentation was caused by systemic collateral artery in pulmonary atresia crossing from left to right between the trachea and oesophagus. The artery produced a visible density on plain roentgenograms. Anterior vascular indentation of the oesophagus is still most likely due to an aberrant left pulmonary artery, but the possibility of a systemic collateral artery should be kept in mind.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)633-635
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Volume51
Issue number608
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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