Innominate artery compression syndrome

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[edit] Discussion of Innominate artery compression syndrome

  • Tracheal compression can occur in infants whose the innominate artery arise more to the left than in adults and whose mediastinum in crowded by a large thymus.
  • Compression is usually relieved as the patient grows and the anatomy changes.
  • Surgery is reserved for severely symptomatic patients.

[edit] Imaging Findings for Innominate artery compression syndrome

  • Lateral radiograph reveals indentation on the anterior aspect of the trachea just below the thoracic inlet.

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Goldminer: Innominate artery compression syndrome

[edit] References for Innominate artery compression syndrome