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Follow-up of surgical correction of vascular anomalies causing tracheobronchial compression.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7997414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Between January 1977 and January 1990, 44 patients with symptomatic vascular rings/slings required surgical intervention at this center. Nineteen patients had double aortic arch (group I); 13 patients had vascular ring consisting of right aortic arch, anomalous origin of the left subclavian artery, and ligamentum arteriosus (group II); eight patients had innominate artery compression (group III); and four patients had pulmonary artery sling (group IV). Three patients had complex congenital heart defect and died secondary to it and are excluded from the study. Follow-up was obtained on 31 patients (76%). The follow-up period ranged from 0.4 years to 10.9 years, with a mean of 3.6 years. Seventy percent of the overall group were asymptomatic, and 30% of patients continued to have upper and lower respiratory symptoms on late follow-up. One third of patients in groups I and II, who underwent surgical repair, continue to have symptoms. Patients who have persistent symptoms should be further evaluated with PFTs, MRI, and bronchoscopy, and may benefit from aortopexy. Patients with innominate artery compression and pulmonary artery sling do well soon after surgery with relief of most of their symptoms.
Authors:
R Anand; K J Dooley; W H Williams; R N Vincent
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0172-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:    1994 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-13     Completed Date:  1995-01-13     Revised Date:  2008-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  58-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Children's Heart Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Airway Obstruction / congenital*,  surgery
Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities*,  surgery
Bronchial Diseases / congenital*,  surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*,  surgery
Retrospective Studies
Subclavian Artery / abnormalities,  surgery
Tracheal Stenosis / congenital*,  surgery

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