Unknown vascular compression of the airway in patients with congenital heart disease and persistent lower respiratory symptoms


Şişmanlar Eyüboğlu T., Aslan A. T. , Oztunali C., Tunaoglu S., Oğuz A. D. , Kula S., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.47, no.5, pp.1384-1392, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1612-30
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1384-1392
  • Keywords: Airway compression, child, congenital heart disease, computed tomography angiography, CHILDREN, INFANTS, BRONCHOSCOPY, OBSTRUCTION
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background/aim: Airway compression (AC) by vascular structures is an important complication of congenital heart disease (CHD) that often goes unrecognized. It is not easy to identify whether CHD patients require additional invasive examinations or not. Therefore, the present study aims to develop an AC diagnostic algorithm for CHD patients.