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Palliating severe arteriovenous fistulae using absorbable pulmonary artery bands.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20338368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the use of an absorbable pulmonary artery band to limit postoperative cyanosis due to severe pulmonary arteriovenous fistulae in a 5-year-old girl with post-Fontan palliation takedown to a two-ventricle repair. At 1-year postoperatively, her fistulae had nearly resolved with no distortion of her pulmonary artery anatomy. This case demonstrates a novel approach to limiting cyanosis while pulmonary arteriovenous fistulae resolved after redirection of hepatic blood flow to the affected lung.
Kurt R Schumacher; Albert Rocchini; Richard G Ohye
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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 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-26     Completed Date:  2010-04-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1301-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Fistula / complications,  etiology,  therapy*
Child, Preschool
Cyanosis / etiology
Fontan Procedure / adverse effects
Pulmonary Artery*
Pulmonary Veins*
Severity of Illness Index

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