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Neonatal repair of right interrupted aortic arch with cerebro-myocardial perfusion technique.
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PMID:  21791517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Right interrupted aortic arch and descending aorta is exceedingly rare and most likely cause respiratory presentation, since patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) courses over the right mainstem bronchus. We report a case of successful neonatal biventricular repair of a right interrupted aortic arch (type B), with an aberrant right subclavian artery ventricular septal defect (VSD) in a 2.7 kg term neonate with DiGeorge syndrome. Patient presented in severe respiratory distress and acidosis at one day old. Two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography revealed aortic arch interruption beyond the common carotid arteries with large perimembranous outlet VSD. Aortic annulus diameter was 4.8 mm and there was no left ventricle (LV) outflow tract obstruction. Three-dimensional (3D) CT-scan confirmed these findings and identified a rightsided ductal arch that continued over the right mainstem bronchus into a right-sided descending aorta and aberrant right subclavian artery. Brachiocephalic perfusion and ductal perfusion was employed for cooling during cardiopulmonary bypass. Under deep hypothermia (27 °C rectal temperature), selective cerebro-myocardial perfusion was used for successful aortic arch repair without sacrificing the aberrant right subclavian artery. A direct tension-free anastomosis was attained. Her postoperative course was uneventful and her respiratory symptoms disappeared postoperatively. Early surgical correction is mandatory for these patients with unique anatomy and presentation. Keywords: Interrupted aortic arch; Airway compression; Right aortic arch; Cerebro-myocardial perfusion.
Koh Takeuchi; Akihiro Masuzawa; Jotaro Kobayashi; Keiji Tsuchiya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Cardiovascular Surgery and Department of Pediatrics, Japanese Red Cross Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan.
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