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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 41, Issue 11, pp 1440–1454 | Cite as

Common and uncommon vascular rings and slings: a multi-modality review

  • Jonathan R. DillmanEmail author
  • Anil K. Attili
  • Prachi P. Agarwal
  • Adam L. Dorfman
  • Ramiro J. Hernandez
  • Peter J. Strouse
Pictorial Essay

Abstract

Vascular rings and pulmonary slings are congenital anomalies of the aortic arch/great vessels and pulmonary arteries, respectively, that commonly present early during infancy and childhood with respiratory and/or feeding difficulties. The diagnosis of these conditions frequently utilizes a multi-modality radiological approach, commonly utilizing some combination of radiography, esophagography, CT angiography and MR angiography. The purpose of this pictorial review is to illustrate the radiological findings of common and uncommon vascular rings and pulmonary slings in children using a state-of-the-art multi-modality imaging approach.

Keywords

Vascular ring Pulmonary sling Children MR angiography CT angiography Esophagography Radiography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan R. Dillman
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anil K. Attili
    • 3
  • Prachi P. Agarwal
    • 1
  • Adam L. Dorfman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ramiro J. Hernandez
    • 1
  • Peter J. Strouse
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Section of Pediatric RadiologyUniversity of Michigan Health System, C.S. Mott Children’s HospitalAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Division of Pediatric CardiologyUniversity of Michigan Health System, C.S. Mott Children’s HospitalAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Kentucky College of MedicineLexingtonUSA

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