Peter Ďurdík, Anna Šparcová, Viera Červenková, Ján Mikler, Slavomír Nosáľ
Introduction: Vascular ring describes a variety of such vascular abnormalities that can cause tracheal or oesophageal compression. The clinical manifestations include respiratory problems or dysphagia. Vascular rings can often have no clinical symptoms. Cardiological examination with echocardiography and imaging investigation (chest radiographs, CT, MR or endoscopy) confirm the diagnosis. Case report: The authors present the case report of a child with recurrent respiratory infections, post-exertion dyspnoe and the presence of rare vascular ring. Adequate treatment improves child´s clinical status. Conclusion: The presence of vascular rings is relatively frequent, but with rare clinical manifestation. Recurrent respiratory infections, no-adequate treatment response or dysphagia can indicate this diagnosis.