Title

Patent ductus arteriosus: an uncommon cause of tracheobronchial compression in infants

Document Type

Article

Department

Paediatrics and Child Health; Paediatric Surgery; Cardiothoracic Surgery

Abstract

Tracheobronchial compression is an important cause of respiratory distress in children, requiring precise diagnosis and early surgical management. Common causes of the compression are either intrinsic or extrinsic, the latter being usually due to vascular rings. We report a 10 weeks old boy in whom a dilated pulmonary artery due a large patent ductus arteriosus was the cause for extrinsic compression.

Publication

Heart, Lung and Circulation