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Pulmonary artery banding for hemi-truncus arteriosus in adulthood.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20376732     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anomalous origin of the right pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta, also called hemi-truncus arteriosus, is a rare congenital cardiovascular malformation. Around 95% of the reported cases with hemi-truncus arteriosus present in infancy. We describe a case of a 41-year-old female presenting with a long-standing history of intermittent haemoptysis. Cardiac catheterisation confirmed the diagnosis of hemi-truncus arteriosus. The definitive treatment of hemi-truncus arteriosus in adulthood is an extremely high-risk procedure. We decided to perform palliative right pulmonary artery banding which represents a simple but effective procedure for the management of this complex condition.
N Nikolaidis; T Velissaris; M P Haw
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1439-1902     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-08     Completed Date:  2010-07-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart New York.
Wessex Cardiac Centre, Southampton University Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Heart Catheterization
Hemoptysis / etiology
Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology,  physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Palliative Care
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities,  physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Truncus Arteriosus, Persistent / complications,  physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*

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