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Magnetic resonance imaging in tracheal compression by the innominate artery.
  1. F de Baets,
  2. V van de Weghe,
  3. A Smets,
  4. K Verstraete,
  5. Y Taeymans
  1. University Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, Ghent, Belgium.


    Tracheal compression by the innominate artery is frequently suspected in infants with noisy breathing and no obvious aortic arch anomalies or pulmonary artery sling. However the diagnosis is difficult to confirm. The findings after using magnetic resonance imaging in two infants with tracheal compression syndrome are presented.

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