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Double aortic arch in neonates: optimal definition by means of contrast-enhanced helical CT scan
  1. Gian Battista Danzi1,
  2. Patrizia Salice1,
  3. Fabio Mosca2
  1. 1Division of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  2. 2NICU Department of Maternal and Pediatric Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Gian B Danzi, Division of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Via F. Sforza, 35, 20122 Milano, Italy; italygbdanzi{at}

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A female neonate born, after a regular pregnancy, at 38+6 weeks of gestation and weighing 3065 g developed a severe respiratory distress after few hours of life, requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation.

Despite ventilatory assistance and a chest x-ray not suggestive of pulmonary disease, she had persistent dyspnoea. An attempt to adjust the endotracheal tube position with juxta-carinal placement was correlated with an …

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