Aberrant subclavian artery
Other Names for this Disease
- Aberrant left subclavian artery
- Aberrant right subclavian artery
barium swallow or echocardiogram). Occasionally the anomaly causes swallowing difficulty (dysphagia lusoria). Swallowing symptoms in children may present as feeding difficulty and/or recurrent respiratory tract infection. When aberrant subclavian artery causes no symptoms, treatment is not needed. If the anomaly is causing significant symptoms, treatment may involve surgery. Children with symptomatic aberrant subclavian artery should be carefully evaluated for additional vascular and heart anomalies.Aberrant subclavian artery is a rare vascular anomaly that is present from birth. It usually causes no symptoms and is often discovered as an incidental finding (such as through a
Last updated: 6/30/2011
- Pramesh CS, Saklani AP, Parmar V, Acharya S, Badwe RA. Aberrant subclavian artery causing difficulty in transhiatal esophageal dissection. Diseases of the Esophagus. 2003;16:173-176;
- Woods RK, Sharp RJ, Holcomb GW, Snyder CL, Laofland GK, Ashcraft KW, Holder TM. Vascular anomalies and tracheoesophageal compression: A single institution's 25-year experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001;72:434-9;
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- The Intelihealth.com Web site provides information on esophageal rings. Symptomatic aberrant subclavian artery falls within the broad category of esophageal rings. Click on the link to view this information page.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Aberrant subclavian artery. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- Woods RK, Sharp RJ, Holcomb GW, Snyder CL, Laofland GK, Ashcraft KW, Holder TM. Vascular anomalies and tracheoesophageal compression: A single institution's 25-year experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001;72:434-9.
- The University of South Carolina's Department of Radiology Web site provides and image of aberrant subclavian artery. Click on the link above to view the image.