Open Access Research Article Article ID: JCMC-5-175

    The prevalence, clinical profi le and surgical outcomes of children presenting with vascular ring and pulmonary sling

    Chinawa JM*, Agarwal V, Garekar S, Gaikwad S and Trivedi B

    Background: Vascular anomalies are rare abnormalities which present with inspiratory stridor andrecurrent respiratory tract infection. They are the commonest causes of mortality and morbidity in children  due to misdiagnosis. They comprise about less than 4% of congenital heart diseases. The commonest of   these anomalies were vascular ring and pulmonary sling.

    Objectives: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence, pattern of presentation andsurgical outcomes of children presenting with vascular ring and pulmonary sling.

    Methods: A cross-sectional retrospective study in which a review of the records of all children attending Fortis hospital over a 3-year period (2012- and 2015) was undertaken. Data were analyzed using SPSS 20. Frequencies, rates and proportions were represented in tables. Children with confi rmed diagnosis of vascular rings and pulmonary slings are included while other causes of stridor were excluded from this study.

    Keywords: Pulmonary sling; Vascular ring; Tracheal stenosis; Kommerells diverticulum

    Published on: Nov 5, 2018 Pages: 67-72

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-2976.000075
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