Bronchial compression by posteriorly displaced ascending aorta in patients with congenital heart disease.

@article{Kim2002BronchialCB,
  title={Bronchial compression by posteriorly displaced ascending aorta in patients with congenital heart disease.},
  author={Yang Min Kim and Shi-joon Yoo and Woong Han Kim and Tae Hoon Kim and Joon Hee Joh and Soo Jin Kim},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={881-6}
}
BACKGROUND We encountered several patients with posteriorly displaced ascending aorta and bronchial compression associated with congenital heart disease. We describe the helical computed tomography (CT) findings and explore the mechanism of airway compression. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data and CT findings of 8 patients with posterior displacement of the ascending aorta. The bronchial stenosis was quantified on reformatted images perpendicular to the main-stem bronchi… CONTINUE READING