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Histopathological follow-up after bailout stenting for early postoperative stenosis of a central aorto-pulmonary shunt.
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PMID:  12887079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We treated a neonate with pulmonary atresia and a ventricular septal defect complicated by straddling of the atrioventricular valves by constructing a central aorto-pulmonary shunt. The postoperative course was complicated by obstruction of the shunt, which was treated by implantation of a coronary stent. Six months after the stenting, a Glenn anastomosis was created and the stented shunt removed. Analysis showed that the shunt was completely covered by a vascularized neointima. The stent had not produced injury to the shunt, with struts of the stent covered nicely by neoendothelium, with sparse inflammation surrounding the artificial implants.
Matthias Peuster; Peter Wohlsein; Christian von Schnakenburg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1047-9511     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-30     Completed Date:  2003-11-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Intensive Care, Georg-August University, Goettingen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Stenosis / etiology,  pathology,  surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Bypass, Right / adverse effects*
Infant, Newborn
Inflammation / etiology
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / etiology,  pathology,  surgery*
Stents* / adverse effects

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