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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is vascular ring?

Malformation of the aortic arch in the main blood vessel that leads from the heart. Because of the malformation, the aortic arch and its branches may partly or completely encircle the windpipe (trachea), the esophagus (the tube that leads from your mouth to your stomach) or both which can lead to breathing and digestive problems

Symptoms of vascular ring

  • Nausea or vomiting after eating

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

Questions your doctor may ask to check for vascular ring

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose vascular ring

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting immediately after you eat?

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting?

  • Is your breathing noisy; e.g. wheezing, rattling?

Treatment for vascular ring

Surgery is usually needed to treat vascular rings that are pressing against the trachea or esophagus and to avoid complications. Children and adults with vascular rings may need lifelong care and regular follow-up appointments with specialists to monitor their conditions.

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Internal medicine

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