Am J Gastroenterol. Jun;95(6) Dysphagia lusoria: clinical aspects, manometric findings, diagnosis, and therapy. Janssen M(1), Baggen MG, Veen. Dysphagia lusoria is an impairment of swallowing due to compression from an aberrant right subclavian artery (arteria lusoria). Clinical presentation Most. Dysphagia is a relatively common and increasingly prevalent clinical problem, with prevalence of nearly 22% in the adult primary care population and of % .

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Dysphagia Lusoria: An Uncommon Cause of Dysphagia

Otherwise, medical treatment with proton pump inhibitor, with or without prokinetic drug, has been used to improve symptoms, as in our case. Dysphagiq systemic heparinization and application of a vascular clamp, we were able to divide, ligate, and oversew the ddysphagia portion of this artery almost at its origin.

Retrieved from ” https: Meanwhile, esophageal manometry frequently reveals nonspecific findings and is unhelpful for the diagnosis [ 2679 ]. Ann Thorac Surg ; Extrinsic compression dyspgagia the esophagus may lead to dysphagia. When evaluating patients with dysphagia, the primary and preferred imaging modality is fluoroscopy [ 6 ]. This difference seems to be related to the absence of tracheal rigidity in children and the development, with the aging, of physiologic and anatomic changes such as increased stiffness of esophageal and vessel walls [ 2 ].

Treatment by arterial division and reestablishment of vascular sysphagia. Visit for more related articles at Journal of Hepatology and Gastrointestinal disorders. A contrast enhanced Computed Tomography CT of the chest was then acquired and showed a collapsed esophagus enclosed between the trachea on the right, the luskria arteries anteriorly, and the aberrant right subclavian artery posteriorly Figure 2 and 3. Can’t read the image? This latter is not routinely required and may be useful for exact demonstration of vascular anatomy when a surgery therapy is planned [ 28 ].


Dynamic oral contrast swallow studies with confirmatory CT or MRI imaging of vascular lesion remain useful diagnostic imaging tools, with subsequent medical or surgical management relating to the severity of symptoms.

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B Abnormal embryologic development of the aortic arch: A Life-threatening Anomaly that should be considered during Esophagectomy”. However, it is generally asymptomatic. Freed K, Low VH. An account of a singular case of obstructed deglutition. Barium contrast examination of the esophagus showed a characteristic diagonal impression at the level of dyaphagia fourth thoracic vertebra in all patients. Approximately a month later, the patient was taken to the operating room for resection and reconstructive bypass surgery.

Cooley was the first to attach the distal xysphagia artery to the right common carotid artery. Her dysphagia had progressed to the point that she could eat only small meals. Embryologically, a left aortic arch with aberrant right subclavian artery results from the interruption of the right arch between the right common carotid artery and right subclavian artery [ 3 ].

Manometric investigation of the esophagus revealed nonspecific abnormalities in dyspahgia patients.

Dysphagia lusoria: clinical aspects, manometric findings, diagnosis, and therapy.

Dysphagia lusoria or Bayford-Autenrieth dysphagia is an abnormal condition characterized by difficulty in swallowing caused by an aberrant right subclavian artery. Dgsphagia syndrome and sign of dysphagia lusoria”.

August 01, ; Published date: Pathology of the heart. Open in a separate window. In this case, esophagogram may show an indentation on the postero-lateral wall of the esophagus at the level and above the aortic arch. Images in clinical medicine. Memoirs Med Soc Llusoria ;2: Her blood pressure was equal in both upper extremities. Actually, contrast swallow studies have been recognized for diagnostic screening of dysphagia lusoria [ 7 ].


The diagnosis can be overlooked at endoscopy, but barium contrast study of the esophagus will reveal the abnormality. An Account of a Singular Case of Deglutition. Journal of Hepatology and Gastrointestinal disorders. In the case we presented, at fluoroscopy dyspnagia was a quite suspicious narrowing on the posteriorleft side of the esophagus that was confirmed at CT scan, which was necessary to exclude the presence of malignant causes of ab-extrinsic compression.

At the end of the operative procedure, there was no vocal cord paralysis, and good pulses were palpated in the right radial artery. Compression of the esophagus by the aberrant right subclavian artery can be exacerbated by atherosclerosis or aneurysmal dilatation. This leads to the aberrant artery, which often follows a retro-esophageal course Fig. Postoperatively two patients became symptom-free, the other patient still has intermittent dysphagia.

Edit article Share article View revision history. In the period ofthe diagnosis of an aberrant right subclavian artery was made in five patients with dysphagia who were ljsoria to a small community hospital.

A single cervical approach to aberrant luslria subclavian artery. Frontal esophagram shows an impression black arrow on the left side of the esophagus black star at the level of the aortic arch, caused by the aberrant right subclavian artery.

N Engl J Med ; Postoperatively, the patient tolerated a regular diet without symptoms of dysphagia.