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Dying spell caused by vascular ring
  1. Chihiro Iida,
  2. Mitsutaka Shiota,
  3. Daisuke Hata
  1. Kitano Hospital, the Tazuke Kofukai, Medical Research Institute, Pediatrics, 2-4-20 Ohgimachi, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-8480, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Chihiro Iida, c-iida{at}

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  • This is a reprint of a paper that fi rst appeared in BMJ Case Reports, BMJ Case Reports 2010; doi:10.1136/bcr.10.2009.2341.

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  • Patient consent Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication.