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PICTORIAL CME
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 292-294

Aberrant right subclavian artery syndrome manifesting as focal tracheomalacia


1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Arjun Padmanabhan
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Anayara P.O., Thiruvananthapuram - 695 029, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.205328

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Tracheomalacia is one of the rarest etiologies of chronic cough. Herein, we present the case of an elderly woman with chronic cough who on detailed evaluation was found to have focal (localized) tracheomalacia due to compression by an aberrant right subclavian artery (arteria lusoria). The absence of dysphagia in this patient also deserves particular mention.


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