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Detection of intra-atrial conduit leakage by transesophageal echocardiography.
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PMID:  8282444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 19-year-old male patient who had undergone total cavo-pulmonary connection for complex congenital cyanotic heart disease with partial anomalous pulmonary venous return, was found to have persistent postoperative cyanosis. Transesophageal echocardiography disclosed leakage of the intra-atrial Gortex conduit with a right-to-left shunt. Prompt re-do operation confirmed the site of the leakage which was successfully repaired. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography may be indicated so as to avoid a secondary open-chest procedure for this complication.
T L Wang; L P Lai; P Kuan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-02-15     Completed Date:  1994-02-15     Revised Date:  2006-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Double Outlet Right Ventricle / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Postoperative Complications / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Pulmonary Artery / surgery,  ultrasonography
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Surgical Wound Dehiscence / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Vena Cava, Inferior / surgery,  ultrasonography
Vena Cava, Superior / surgery,  ultrasonography

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