Pulmonary artery sling: a new diagnostic tool and clinical review

Pediatrics. 1982 Apr;69(4):472-5.


The pulmonary artery sling is a vascular anomaly that produces severe respiratory disease in infancy. The differential diagnosis is lengthy, and the diagnostic work-up frequently includes such invasive maneuvers as bronchography, bronchoscopy, and cardiac catheterization. In this paper the use of a new noninvasive diagnostic tool, computer tomography, to aid in the diagnosis of this form of vascular ring, is discussed and a review of salient features of this cardiovascular malformation is presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*
  • Pulmonary Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Pulmonary Artery / surgery
  • Respiration Disorders / etiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*