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Extra-anatomical bypass with EPTFE graft for residual pulmonary artery stenosis in Tetralogy of Fallot.
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PMID:  10401228     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe the case of 35-year old woman who had undergone radical surgery to correct Tetralogy of Fallot malformation at the age of nine admitted to our hospital because of palpitation and exertional dyspnea. Angiography revealed 90% re-stenosis of the right pulmonary artery and grade IV tricuspid regurgitation. Right lung was perfused only 16.7% as shown by pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy. Interposition between the pulmonary trunk and right pulmonary artery using an EPTFE graft and tricuspid annuloplasty using a Duran ring was performed. Blood flow to the right lung improved markedly from 16.7% to 37.0% and her symptom disappeared completely.
C Yamashita; I Kitano; M Yoshida; M Okada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Kobe journal of medical sciences     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0023-2513     ISO Abbreviation:  Kobe J Med Sci     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-22     Completed Date:  1999-07-22     Revised Date:  2008-04-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413531     Medline TA:  Kobe J Med Sci     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Kobe University School of Medicine.
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Pulmonary Artery / surgery*
Tetralogy of Fallot / surgery*

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