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Pseudoaneurysm formation after infected modified Blalock-Taussig shunt: echocardiographic findings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10978980     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The modified Blalock-Taussig (B-T) shunt is well recognized as a palliative procedure for cyanotic congenital heart disease in infants. Pseudoaneurysm formation after a modified B-T shunt is a rare complication. We present the case of a 9-month-old girl with tetralogy of Fallot who had undergone a modified left B-T shunt at 5 months of age and developed a pseudoaneurysm after an episode of infective endocarditis as detected by echocardiography. Compression of the left bronchus, displacement of the mediastinum to right chest, and paralysis of the left hemidiaphragm were found. Magnetic resonance images, computed tomography scans, aortograms, and selective angiograms demonstrated the presence of a large pseudoaneurysm. The compression syndrome gradually disappeared after aneurysmectomy.
S L Jan; B Hwang; Y C Fu; C S Chi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0742-2822     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-04     Completed Date:  2000-10-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Veterans General Hospital-Taipei, No. 201, Section 2, Shih-Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / adverse effects
Aneurysm, False / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color*
Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications,  ultrasonography
Prosthesis Failure
Pulmonary Artery / surgery
Subclavian Artery / surgery
Tetralogy of Fallot / surgery*

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