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Aortopexy for tracheomalacia with dextrocardia, pulmonary artery sling, and congenital tracheal stenosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19766841     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a rare case of coexisting pulmonary artery sling, congenital tracheal stenosis, and dextrocardia caused by right lung hypoplasia. Successful treatment of severe postoperative tracheomalacia was achieved by aortopexy, aiming displacement of the aortic arch across orthogonally in front of the trachea due to dextrocardia. The aim of this surgery was different from the usual aortopexy for tracheomalacia, which lifts the tracheal wall with the aorta. The three-dimensional evaluation considering the patient's associated malformations led to a successful result.
Kwang-Jong Lee; Shoichiro Kamagata; Seiichi Hirobe; Miki Toma; Takuo Furukawa; Naoki Fukushima; Yukihiro Inomata
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-21     Completed Date:  2009-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1345-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Tokyo Metropolitan Kiyose Children's Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple
Aorta, Thoracic / surgery*
Dextrocardia / diagnosis,  surgery*
Diagnosis, Differential
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*
Radiography, Thoracic
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tracheal Stenosis / congenital,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Tracheomalacia / diagnosis,  surgery*
Vascular Malformations / diagnosis,  surgery*
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods*

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