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Innominate Artery Compression Syndrome
Prakash M. Masand, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Anomalous innominate artery
            • Definitions

              • Symptomatic tracheal compression secondary to innominate artery crossing anterior to trachea
                • Related to lack of rigidity in infantile trachea

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Other Modality Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Fawcett SL et al: Anatomical variation in the position of the brachiocephalic trunk (innominate artery) with respect to the trachea: a computed tomography-based study and literature review of innominate artery compression syndrome. Clin Anat. 23(1):61-9, 2010
                                        2. Gardella C et al: Tracheal compression by aberrant innominate artery: clinical presentations in infants and children, indications for surgical correction by aortopexy, and short- and long-term outcome. J Pediatr Surg. 45(3):564-73, 2010
                                        3. Lee EY et al: Tracheobronchomalacia in infants and children: multidetector CT evaluation. Radiology. 252(1):7-22, 2009
                                        4. Faust RA et al: Cine magnetic resonance imaging for evaluation of focal tracheomalacia: innominate artery compression syndrome. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 65(1):27-33, 2002
                                        5. Hawkins JA et al: Innominate artery compression of the trachea. Treatment by reimplantation of the innominate artery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 103(4):678-82, 1992
                                        6. Strife JL et al: Tracheal compression by the innominate artery in infancy and childhood. Radiology. 139(1):73-5, 1981
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Pathology

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Anomalous innominate artery
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Symptomatic tracheal compression secondary to innominate artery crossing anterior to trachea
                                                      • Related to lack of rigidity in infantile trachea

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • MR Findings

                                                          • Other Modality Findings

                                                            • Imaging Recommendations

                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                • General Features

                                                                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                    • Presentation

                                                                      • Demographics

                                                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                          • Treatment

                                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Fawcett SL et al: Anatomical variation in the position of the brachiocephalic trunk (innominate artery) with respect to the trachea: a computed tomography-based study and literature review of innominate artery compression syndrome. Clin Anat. 23(1):61-9, 2010
                                                                              2. Gardella C et al: Tracheal compression by aberrant innominate artery: clinical presentations in infants and children, indications for surgical correction by aortopexy, and short- and long-term outcome. J Pediatr Surg. 45(3):564-73, 2010
                                                                              3. Lee EY et al: Tracheobronchomalacia in infants and children: multidetector CT evaluation. Radiology. 252(1):7-22, 2009
                                                                              4. Faust RA et al: Cine magnetic resonance imaging for evaluation of focal tracheomalacia: innominate artery compression syndrome. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 65(1):27-33, 2002
                                                                              5. Hawkins JA et al: Innominate artery compression of the trachea. Treatment by reimplantation of the innominate artery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 103(4):678-82, 1992
                                                                              6. Strife JL et al: Tracheal compression by the innominate artery in infancy and childhood. Radiology. 139(1):73-5, 1981