Dysphagia lusoria

Dandelooy, Julie; Coveliers, Jan P. M.; Van Schil, Paul E. Y.; Anguille, Sébastien
October 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/13/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 8, p498
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 76-year-old woman who complained of dysphagia and dyspnea. Diagnostic imaging of the woman showed a posterior oblique indentation of the proximal esophagus and images through computed tomography revealed that a right subclavian artery was compressing the esophagus. The patient was relieved from dysphagia and dyspnea after a carotico-subclavian bypass was performed.


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