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Considering an aortic arch anomaly in patients with dysphagia

Ciani, Mario DC; Gonzalez, Marcella PA-C; Henson, Theresa PA-C; Young, Keith PA-C, DFAAPA; Ciani, Gioia OTD

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: November 2013 - Volume 26 - Issue 11 - p 53–57
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000436521.53922.7c
Special Topics in Cardiology

ABSTRACT In patients presenting with a chief complaint of dysphagia, physician assistants should consider anomalous vascularity as a possible cause of esophageal obstruction.

Mario Ciani is an assistant professor in the PA program at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Marcella Gonzalez and Theresa Henson are medical students at the American University of Antigua School of Medicine. Keith Young is a clinical assistant professor in the PA program at Clarkson University. Gioia Ciani is an assistant professor in the occupational therapy program at New York Institute of Technology. The authors would like to acknowledge Kathryn Ciani for her photo editing contributions. The authors have indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.

© 2013 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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