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Bronchial migration of a systemic-pulmonary shunt conduit.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16631700     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Using an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene conduit, a subclavian artery-to-pulmonary artery shunt was created in an infant with tetralogy of Fallot. The postoperative course was complicated by sepsis, shunt occlusion, and pneumonia. Four years later, an obstructive mass was found in the right main bronchus on fluoroscopy and was retrieved on rigid endoscopy, which turned out to be the migrated conduit. This case implies that a vascular conduit anastomosed to a systemic artery can migrate into the airway without bleeding, pseudoaneurysm formation, or host artery occlusion.
Yukihiro Kaneko; Jotaro Kobayashi; Akihiro Masuzawa; Hitoshi Yoda; Akio Inage; Keiji Tsuchiya
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-24     Completed Date:  2006-05-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1892-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Japanese Red Cross Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessel Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Foreign-Body Migration
Pulmonary Artery / surgery
Subclavian Artery / surgery
Tetralogy of Fallot / surgery*

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