Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
Vol.25 No.2 2009 (156-160)

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Naoki Toyota,1) Shigeto Hara,1) Kenji Waki,1) Yoshio Arakaki,1) Kiyoshi Baba,1) and Syunji Sano2)

1)Department of Pediatrics, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Okayama, 2)Department of Thoracic Surgery, Okayama University Hospital, Okayama, Japan


We experienced the case of a 2-month infant with vascular ring associated with corrected transposition of the great arteries (cTGA), whose symptoms were respiratory distress and feeding difficulties. This rare vascular ring consisted of a double aortic arch with atretic right arch, right-sided descending aorta and right ligamentum arteriosum. Surgical release of the vascular ring resulted in a good postoperative result.