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Pulmonary function tests leading to the diagnosis of vascular malformations in school-aged children

Beata Kusak, Ewa Cichocka-Jarosz, Urszula Jedynak-Wąsowicz, Grzegorz Lis
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.a2017.0043
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Adv Respir Med 2017;85(5):253-257.

open access

Vol 85, No 5 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-10-30
Submitted: 2017-05-12
Accepted: 2017-06-17

Abstract

Vascular rings are congenital defects of great vessels. They cause compression of the trachea or/and the esophagus and therefore result in symptoms like inspiratory stridor, cough, wheezing, recurrent respiratory tract infections or dysphagia. In some cases, the correct diagnosis can be delayed for many years, especially when vascular rings produce less severe symptoms or symptoms mimicking other diseases (most of all asthma). In this article, we would like to emphasis the usefulness of pulmonary function test (spirometry) in the initial diagnosis of vascular rings in school-aged children, as well as the importance of spirometry in evaluating patients with asthma presumption.

Abstract

Vascular rings are congenital defects of great vessels. They cause compression of the trachea or/and the esophagus and therefore result in symptoms like inspiratory stridor, cough, wheezing, recurrent respiratory tract infections or dysphagia. In some cases, the correct diagnosis can be delayed for many years, especially when vascular rings produce less severe symptoms or symptoms mimicking other diseases (most of all asthma). In this article, we would like to emphasis the usefulness of pulmonary function test (spirometry) in the initial diagnosis of vascular rings in school-aged children, as well as the importance of spirometry in evaluating patients with asthma presumption.

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Keywords

vascular rings, pulmonary function test, spirometry

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Title

Pulmonary function tests leading to the diagnosis of vascular malformations in school-aged children

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 85, No 5 (2017)

Pages

253-257

Published online

2017-10-30

DOI

10.5603/ARM.a2017.0043

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2017;85(5):253-257.

Keywords

vascular rings
pulmonary function test
spirometry

Authors

Beata Kusak
Ewa Cichocka-Jarosz
Urszula Jedynak-Wąsowicz
Grzegorz Lis

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