Anillo vascular

Es un término empleado para describir muchas formaciones anormales de la aorta, la gran arteria que lleva sangre del corazón al resto del cuerpo, o de la arteria pulmonar. El (los) vaso(s) anormal(es) forma(n) un anillo, el cual rodea y puede presionar sobre la tráquea o el esófago. La presión adicional sobre la tráquea y el esófago puede llevar a problemas de respiración y deglución.

Anillo vascular

Revision

Last reviewed 2/7/2012 by Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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