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Complications of modified Blalock-Taussig shunts mimicking pulmonary disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9875051     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The modified Blalock-Taussig shunt is commonly performed as early palliation in cyanotic congenital heart disease. To highlight unusual diagnostic problems in such patients, two cases are reported in whom shunt complications were initially diagnosed as lobar pneumonia and tuberculosis, respectively. The children, an 8 month old boy and a 3 year old boy, had false aneurysm secondary to infection of the graft and dilatation of the left pulmonary artery caused by blood flow through the shunt, respectively.
M E Coren; C Green; R Yates; A Bush
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  79     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1998 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-11     Completed Date:  1999-01-11     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
Lung Diseases / radiography
Postoperative Complications / radiography*
Pulmonary Artery / surgery*
Subclavian Artery / surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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