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Aortopulmonary window in the first year of life: report on 11 surgical cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3178355     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From June, 1975, through April, 1986, 11 consecutive infants with aortopulmonary window were operated on at the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti, Bergamo, Italy. The classic type of aortopulmonary window was present in 6 patients, whereas 4 patients had a ductus type of aortopulmonary window and 1 patient had a double aortopulmonary window, associated transposition of the great arteries, and ventricular septal defect. Operative technique included patch closure of the defect by means of cardiopulmonary bypass using various approaches: transaortic in 3, transpulmonary in 2, and transwindow in 2. The aortopulmonary window was ligated in 3 patients, in 2 of whom an incorrect diagnosis of patent ductus arteriosus was made at cardiac catheterization. Division and suture of the defect through a median sternotomy was performed in the remaining patient, who was moribund on admission. There was a single operative death. All survivors are in New York Heart Association Functional Class I at a mean interval of 6 1/2 years postoperatively.
R Tiraboschi; G Salomone; G Crupi; E Manasse; A Salim; M Carminati; V Vanini; L Parenzan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1988 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-11-02     Completed Date:  1988-11-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  438-41     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti, Bergamo, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aortopulmonary Septal Defect / mortality,  pathology,  surgery*
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*

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