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Dilated azygos arch mimicking an aortic arch anomaly during thoracic surgery

  • Authors: Schierz, I.; Piro, E.; Giuffrè, M.; Pinello, G.; Corsello, G.
  • Publication year: 2017
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • Key words: Azygos continuation; Cardiovascular abnormalities; Tracheoesophageal fistula; Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health; Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Cardiovascular malformations are frequently associated in patients with esophageal atresia (EA). We observed azygos continuation mimicking an aortic arch anomaly in four newborns with type III EA. They presented concomitant rib anomalies indicating a common developmental defect. Foreknowledge is important for planning thoracotomy or interventional cardiac catheterization in this population.