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Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Sep-Dec;11(3):278-281. doi: 10.4103/apc.APC_151_17.

Descending aortic translocation procedure for relief of bronchial compression in left aortic arch and right descending aorta.

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Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.


Compression of the left bronchus by a right-sided descending aorta arising from a left aortic arch constitutes an exceedingly rare form of vascular ring. This manuscript describes the surgical technique that involves translocation of the descending aorta directly to the proximal ascending aorta, thereby relieving the bronchial compression.


Coarctation of aorta; congenital heart disease; descending aortic translocation; vascular ring

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