Tracheobronchography in the evaluation of anomalous left pulmonary artery

M. J. Siegel, G. D. Shackelford, W. H. McAlister

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In three patients the diagnosis of an anomalous left pulmonary artery was confirmed when tracheobronchography demonstrated a discrete extrinsic impression on the proximal right bronchus. The diagnosis was unsuspected clinically in one patient with a hyperlucent left lung on conventional chest radiographs. In the other two patients there was a suspicion of a pulmonary sling, but findings on plain chest or airway radiographs were atypical. The tracheobronchogram can be a valuable procedure for diagnosing a pulmonary sling, detecting additional developmental anomalies of the bronchi, and predicting the post-operative clinical course.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 1982


  • Pulmonary arteries, abnormalities
  • Trachea, stenosis
  • Vascular ring


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