Left pulmonary artery sling--anatomy and imaging.

@article{Newman2010LeftPA,
  title={Left pulmonary artery sling--anatomy and imaging.},
  author={Beverley Newman and Young Ah Cho},
  journal={Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={158-70}
}
Distinctive imaging findings are present when the left pulmonary artery (LPA) arises from the right pulmonary artery and forms a sling around the airway passing between airway and esophagus to reach the left lung. It is important to recognize the 2 distinct types of pulmonary sling. The less complex type I is associated with tracheobronchomalacia and is often managed successfully by LPA reimplantation. The more common and more complex type II is strongly associated with long segment tracheal… CONTINUE READING

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