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Dysphagia Lusoria due to Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery

Ishaq Malik, Jan Muzzafar, A Koul Kesar

Keywords : Dysphagia, Subclavian Artery

Citation Information : Malik I, Muzzafar J, Kesar AK. Dysphagia Lusoria due to Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery. Ann Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019; 1 (2):16-18.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11009-0012

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 04-07-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Dysphagia Lusoria is dysphagia secondary to an aberrant right subclavian (ARSA) artery that traverses behind esophagus. We present a 11-year-old female complaining of weight loss and dysphagia. The diagnosis was pointed by barium swallow followed by endoscopy and CT angiography confirmed it. The combination of the common carotid origins and the retroesophageal course of the aberrant vessel frequently contribute to symptoms in the absence of an aneurysm of the aberrant vessel. Several surgical techniques for the aberrant vessel have been described, but we did an open ligation and transposition to the right carotid artery.

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