Trends in vascular ring surgery.

  title={Trends in vascular ring surgery.},
  author={Carl Lewis Backer and Constantine Mavroudis and Cynthia K. Rigsby and Lauren D. Holinger},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={129 6},
OBJECTIVE We sought to review our experience with infants and children with anatomically complete vascular rings (ie, double aortic arch and right aortic arch with left ligamentum) and define perioperative trends in diagnostic imaging, operative techniques, and clinical outcomes. METHODS From 1946 through 2003, 209 patients (113 with double aortic arch and 96 with right aortic arch) underwent surgical repair. Mean and median ages at the time of the operation were as follows: double aortic… CONTINUE READING