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Modified Repair of Interrupted Aortic Arch Utilizing Retroesophageal Right Subclavian Artery Based on a Neonatal Hybrid Approach in Hypoplastic Left Heart Complex.
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PMID:  22222682     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective Interrupted aortic arch (IAA) combined with an aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) is frequently associated with a hypoplastic ascending aorta. Neonatal surgical therapy carries a high risk particularly for aortic arch obstructions during the further follow-up. Methods We performed a modified reconstruction of the aortic arch utilizing the ARSA as a natural substitute in a staged surgical approach. In a novel approach, the distal part of the ARSA is reimplanted into the brachiocephalic trunk. Results In three patients, a novel arch reconstruction was successfully performed during complete biventricular repair. In a follow-up of 60 to 87 months, the reconstructed aortic arch has grown without any signs of obstruction in all three patients. Conclusion Utilizing the ARSA for surgical aortic arch repair is a satisfactory solution, when postnatal borderline left heart obstruction associated with IAA and ARSA is postponed by an initial hybrid approach.
Klaus Valeske; Matthias Mueller; Nizar Hijjeh; Andreas Boening; Dietmar Schranz; Hakan Akintuerk
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-5
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Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-1902     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Childrens Heart Center, Giessen, Germany.
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