Pulmonary artery sling. Results of surgical repair in infancy.

  title={Pulmonary artery sling. Results of surgical repair in infancy.},
  author={Carl Lewis Backer and Farouk S. Idriss and Lauren D. Holinger and Constantine Mavroudis},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={103 4},
Pulmonary artery sling is a rare congenital vascular anomaly in which the left pulmonary artery originates from the right pulmonary artery and encircles the right main-stem bronchus and distal trachea before entering the hilum of the left lung. This causes compression of the trachea and right main-stem bronchus, and most infants with this anomaly have severe respiratory distress within the first year of life. Between 1953 and 1990 12 infants (nine male, three female) underwent surgical repair… CONTINUE READING