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Arterial switch operation in a neonate with simple transposition of great arteries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8372670     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is characterized by severe and life-threatening hypoxemia during a newborn period. Without treatment, most of the patients die during early infancy. We reported a 20-day-old male newborn who was referred to our hospital due to severe cyanosis and respiratory distress. Echocardiograms revealed D-TGA with an intact ventricular septum. There was no pulmonary stenosis or other major cardiac anomalies. The cardiac catheterization and angiographic findings which were performed 4 days later were consistent with the diagnosis of echocardiography. The systolic left and right ventricular pressures were 65 and 69 mmHg respectively. Arterial switch operation was performed at the age of 28 days. Postoperative course was uneventful. The cardiac recatheterization and angiographic study performed 6 months after operation, and the latest non-invasive examination including chest X-ray, electrocardiogram and echocardiographic assessment revealed good ventricular performance and normal semilunar valve function. There was no obstruction at the anastomotic site. The patient has been doing well with regular follow-up at our clinic for 2 years and 6 months without medication.
C D Liang; W J Su; C H Chang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui za zhi [Journal]. Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0001-6578     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Min Guo Xiao Er Ke Yi Xue Hui Za Zhi     Publication Date:    1993 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-08     Completed Date:  1993-10-08     Revised Date:  2008-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  16210470R     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Min Guo Xiao Er Ke Yi Xue Hui Za Zhi     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Arteries / surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Transposition of Great Vessels / surgery*

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