Pulmonary artery sling

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Pulmonary artery sling
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DiseasesDB 30767
eMedicine ped/2525

Pulmonary artery sling is a rare condition in which the left pulmonary artery anomalously originates from a normally positioned right pulmonary artery. The left pulmonary artery arises anterior to the right main bronchus near its origin from the trachea, courses between the trachea and the esophagus and enters the left hilum.[1] Symptoms include cyanosis, dyspnoea and apnoeic spells. It almost always requires surgical intervention. Rarely it is asymptomatic and is detected incidentally in asymptomatic adults.


  1. ^ "Pulmonary Artery Sling: Background, Pathophysiology, Epidemiology". 7 January 2017.