dysphagia lusoria


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dys·pha·gi·a lu·so·'ri·a

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]

dysphagia lusoria

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 lusoria

Dysphagia caused by pressure exerted on the esophagus by an anomaly of the right subclavian artery.
Synonym: vascular dysphagia
See also: dysphagia