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Left ventricle to pulmonary arterial fistula due to Behçet's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15077847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Surgical treatment of aortic regurgitation due to Behçet's disease is difficult. A 57-year-old male with Behçet's disease underwent aortic valve replacement with a mechanical valve for aortic regurgitation in 1995. Due to prosthetic valve detachment, 5 months thereafter he underwent a Bentall type operation with a composite graft. Due to complication of the left ventricle to pulmonary arterial fistula, 6 months later a third operation was performed for closure of the fistula. He is doing well at present 5 years after the third operation. Left ventricle to pulmonary arterial fistula is an exceedingly rare complication and has not been reported in the literature.
Koji Nakanishi; Takeshi Shichijo; Keiji Yunoki; Gentaro Kato; Mikizo Nakai; Osamu Oba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1344-4964     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-13     Completed Date:  2004-05-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884261     Medline TA:  Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hiroshima City Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / surgery
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / etiology*,  surgery
Arterio-Arterial Fistula / etiology*,  surgery
Behcet Syndrome / complications*
Heart Rupture / etiology*,  surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Heart Ventricles / surgery
Middle Aged
Prosthesis Failure
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / etiology*,  surgery

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