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Ann Card Anaesth. 2019 Oct-Dec;22(4):449-451. doi: 10.4103/aca.ACA_92_18.

A rare cause of wheezing in a child with pulmonary atresia.

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1
Department of Cardiac Anesthesia, National Heart Center, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman.
2
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, National Heart Center, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman.
3
National Heart Center, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman.

Abstract

The determination of the exact cause for symptomatic airway obstruction in pediatric patients not responding to medication can be a clinical dilemma. Very rarely external vascular compressions can produce airway obstruction symptoms unresponsive to usual bronchodilator medications. The successful management of a child with pulmonary atresia and an innominate artery compression syndrome with respiratory compromise due to tracheal compression is described.

KEYWORDS:

Airway obstruction/etiology; X-ray computed; brachiocephalic trunk/abnormalities; bronchoscopy; tomography; tracheal stenosis/etiology

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