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European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 156, Issue 7, pp 516–520 | Cite as

The value of MRI in diagnosing vascular abnormalities causing stridor

  • R. P. Beekman
  • F. J. A. Beek
  • M. G. Hazekamp
  • E. J. Meijboom
CARDIOLOGY

Abstract

In a 2 year period seven patients who presented with stridor, without respiratory compromise, and three patients without obstructive symptoms were prospectively selected, and underwent MRI. In eight patients with a vascular ring and a pulmonary sling, MRI delineated the vascular abnormality and normal great vessels were found in two patients.

Conclusion MRI successfully delineates the great vessels and demonstrates the presence of a vascular ring and pulmonary sling.

Key words Vascular ring Pulmonary sling Colour Doppler echocardiography MRI 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. Beekman
    • 1
  • F. J. A. Beek
    • 2
  • M. G. Hazekamp
    • 3
  • E. J. Meijboom
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Paediatric Cardiology, University Hospital of Leiden, P.O. Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands Tel.: +3171 5262835; Fax: +3171 5248110; e-mail: rbeekman@pi.netNL
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Utrecht, 3508 GA Utrecht, The NetherlandsNL
  3. 3.Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Leiden, 2300 RC Leiden, The NetherlandsNL
  4. 4.Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University of Utrecht, 3508 GA Utrecht, The NetherlandsNL

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