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Enlarged bronchial collateral artery complicating recovery after arterial switch for simple transposition of the great arteries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18757452     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Enlarged bronchial collateral arteries can lead to significant left to right shunting resulting in pulmonary hypercirculation and hypoxemia and may complicate postoperative recovery after uneventful surgical repair. We describe a case of simple transposition of the great arteries in which the postoperative course was complicated by the presence of an enlarged bronchial collateral artery causing pulmonary oedema necessitating prolonged mechanical ventilatory support. Successful coil embolisation of the bronchial collateral resulted in resolution of the pulmonary oedema and successful extubation.
Claire Irving; Milind Chaudhari
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-08-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-25     Completed Date:  2009-01-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1176-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anoxia / etiology,  therapy
Bronchial Arteries / physiopathology*,  radiography
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Collateral Circulation*
Coronary Circulation
Embolization, Therapeutic
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Circulation*
Pulmonary Edema / etiology,  therapy
Respiration, Artificial
Transposition of Great Vessels / complications,  physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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