Vascular Ring | Symptoms and Causes

What are the symptoms of a vascular ring?

Symptoms range widely depending on how severe the compression is. If the condition is severe, symptoms can occur during infancy. Common symptoms include:

What are the causes of a vascular ring?

Normally, the aorta develops from one in a series of symmetrical arches. By the end of the second month of fetal development, the other arches are naturally broken down or formed into arteries. When a vascular ring occurs, certain arches that should have disappeared still remain and form a ring structure.