Vascular compression of the airway in children.

  title={Vascular compression of the airway in children.},
  author={Clare A. McLaren and Martin J. Elliott and Derek J. Roebuck},
  journal={Paediatric respiratory reviews},
  volume={9 2},
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is an important clinical problem. Although survival has improved over recent decades, certain children with CHD remain difficult to treat, usually because of severe co-morbidity or uncorrectable defects. Vascular compression of the airway is one such co-morbidity, occurring in approximately 1-2% of children with CHD. It may be caused by congenital anomalies of the configuration of the great vessels, enlargement of otherwise normal structures or as a result of… CONTINUE READING
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