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Vascular Ring: Double Aortic Arch- Initial View

A 6-month-old infant had symptoms of inspiratory stridor and was diagnosed with the aid of computerized tomography to have a double aortic arch with the left arch smaller than the right arch, no patent ductus arteriosus, and normal intracardiac anatomy. The initial surgical view via a left thoracotomy shows the left aortic arch (held by the forceps), the left subclavian artery (just proximal to the forceps), and the right aortic arch. At the end of the clip, the ligamentum arteriosum is seen. There are separate loops around the descending thoracic aorta and right aortic arch.

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