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One-stage repair of ventricular septal defect and severe tracheomalacia by aortopexy and posterior tracheal wall stabilization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20417817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tracheomalacia complicates the clinical course of congenital heart disease among infants; however, the surgical treatment of tracheomalacia in conjunction with open heart operations is rarely reported. We report an infant with ventricular septal defect and severe tracheomalacia. The patient was treated with simultaneous intracardiac repair, and the tracheomalacia was relieved by aortopexy for anterior wall collapse and a new technique to fix the posterior wall bulging.
Ching-Chia Wang; Chun-Wei Lu; Chun-An Chen; En-Ting Wu; Mei-Hwan Wu; Shoei-Shen Wang; Shu-Chien Huang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-26     Completed Date:  2010-06-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1677-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis,  surgery*
Aorta / surgery*
Bronchoscopy / methods
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Cardiopulmonary Bypass / methods
Combined Modality Therapy
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / diagnosis,  surgery
Echocardiography, Doppler
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis,  surgery
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Severity of Illness Index
Sternotomy / methods
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Trachea / surgery*
Tracheomalacia / diagnosis,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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