Title: Sutureless rescue of a severely hypoplastic pulmonary artery
Authors: Brown, Stephen C ×
Boshoff, Derize E
Meyns, Bart
Gewillig, Marc #
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Series Title: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery vol:37 issue:3 pages:741-743
Abstract: The management of severely hypoplastic pulmonary arteries in the adolescent or adult with congenital heart disease is challenging. A patient with pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect (PA-VSD) presented with severe cyanosis due to a kinked and thrombosed right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit. Retrograde wedge angiography showed a patent right and a diminutive left pulmonary artery deep in the lung hilus. Treatment options were limited and therefore a different strategy had to be considered to rescue the lung segments. This case report describes the novel use of a covered stent to successfully obtain a sutureless connection between a vascular graft and a diminutive pulmonary artery during a hybrid procedure.
ISSN: 1010-7940
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Cardiac Surgery
Pediatric Cardiology Section (-)
Cardiovascular Developmental Biology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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