Dysphagia lusoria | definition of dysphagia lusoria by Medical dictionary
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dysphagia said to be due to compression by the right subclavian artery arising abnormally from the descending aorta and passing behind the esophagus.
[coinage from L. lusus naturae, a sport of nature]
an abnormal condition characterized by difficulty in swallowing, caused by the compression of the esophagus from an anomalous right subclavian artery that arises from the descending aorta and courses behind or in front of the esophagus. Compare contractile ring dysphagia, vallecular dysphagia
Dysphagia caused by pressure exerted on the esophagus by an anomaly of the right subclavian artery. Synonym: vascular dysphagia
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Surgery for dysphagia lusoria
can be indicated to prevent progression of symptoms into adulthood8; options include division of the ligamentum arteriosum to loosen the vascular ring and re-implantation of the aberrant subclavian artery.