Dysphagia lusoria

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A rare aortic arch defect characterized by variable degrees of dysphagia due to compression of the esophagus from an aberrant right subclavian artery (arteria lusoria) which arises as the fourth branch distal to the left subclavian artery from the aortic arch. In most cases the aberrant vessel then passes posterior to the esophagus less frequently between the trachea and esophagus or anterior to the trachea. Children may also present with stridor and recurrent chest infections.

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Advocacy Organizations

Collaborative Research Advocacy for Vascular Anomalies Network (CaRAVAN)

As the research-based umbrella organization for all vascular anomalies, we are on a mission to develop a unified network of patients and their families, advocates, researchers, and clinicians who influence research from initial concept and design to patient care delivery

Project FAVA

Project FAVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit patient advocacy group that promotes awareness of fibro-adipose vascular anomalies, educates patients, their families, and the global community, and provides helpful resources to those with FAVA. Project FAVA also advances research to move the needle towards more effective and less invasive treatment options for FAVA patients.

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