Pulmonary artery sling is a rare congential vascular abnormality that is infrequently diagnosed during adulthood. Herein, we present an unusual case of incidental asymptomatic pulmonary artery sling, describe the pathophysiologic features of this condition, and illustrate its diagnostic radiographic features on cross-sectional imaging.
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Published online: August 13, 2012
Accepted: July 13, 2012
Received: May 30, 2012
© 2012 Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ). Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.