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March 1955

BRONCHIAL OBSTRUCTION DUE TO MISPLACED LEFT PULMONARY ARTERY

Author Affiliations

Knoxville, Tenn.; Philadelphia
From the Departments of Bronchoesophagology and Pediatrics, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia.; Postmortem examination was done by Dr. James B. Arey, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;89(3):351-353. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.02050110417015
Abstract

WITH THE increasing awareness of cardiovascular anomalies and the widening scope of surgical procedures to correct these abnormalities, it is imperative to report rare cases. The proper management of such cases demands a sharing of the experiences of others. This case report is the second in the literature.1

Baby Glen V. N., a term pregnancy and uneventful delivery, secondborn white boy, was noted to have dyspnea and wheezing from birth, with cyanosis unless given continuous oxygen.

Initial examination revealed decreased to absent breath sounds over the entire right lung field and inspiratory retraction with audible wheezing. The heart did not seem to be displaced. When the infant was five hours old, attempts at aspiration were productive of only a very small amount of mucous, and clinically the infant was deemed worse following the procedure. The subsequent course showed partial return of breath sounds over the right lung field, with

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