January 1983

Cervical Dysphagia Lusoria From Vertebral Arterial Compression

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md (Dr Trinidad); and General Surgery Service (Dr Garcia), Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery (Dr Santibanes), and Gastroenterology (Dr Maganda), Central Military Hospital Mexico, Mexico City.

Arch Surg. 1983;118(1):125-126. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1983.01390010091021

• Dysphagia lusoria, usually caused by intrathoracic vascular compression, may be cervical in location and result from an abnormality of the vertebral artery. We studied a case that was treated successfully by resection and reanastomosis of the artery.

(Arch Surg 1983;118:125-126)