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Bayford-Autenrieth dysphagia

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Dysphagia lusoria with compression of the oesophagus by an aberrant right subclavian artery. Appear in newborn or in infants. Difficulty in swallowing.

Bayford's patient was a woman named Jane Fordham, who died from starvation. She first became symptomatic at age 12 and was unable to swallow solid food for the last few years of her life. She died at the age of 60. The anatomic anomaly was first described by P. M. Hunauld in 1735.


  • P. M. Hunauld:
    Examen de quelques parties d'un singe.
    Histoire de l'Académie royale des sciences, 1735, 2:516-523.
  • D. Bayford:
    An account on a singular case of obstructed deglutition.
    Memoirs of the Medical Society of London, 1794, 2: 271-282.
  • Johann Heinrich Ferdinand von Autenrieth (1772-1835) and Pfeiderer:
    De Dysphagia lusoria.
    Archiv für die Physiologie, Halle, 1807, 7: 145-188.
  • N. Asherson:
    David Bayford, His syndrome and sign of dysphagia lusoria.
    Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, 1979, 61: 63-67.

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