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Rupture of pulmonary aneurysms in association with long-standing Waterston shunts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11233391     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anastomosis of the ascending aorta to the right pulmonary artery, the so-called Waterston shunt, was undertaken as a palliative procedure for children with cyanotic congenital heart disease due to obstruction of the pulmonary outflow tract with reduced pulmonary blood flow. We present the clinicopathological correlations in two patients who underwent construction of Waterston shunts as neonates, and subsequently died of ruptured pulmonary aneurysms in adult life. Rupture should, therefore, be recognized as a late complication of this procedure, and be considered in the long-term follow-up of such patients, especially when the shunted lung is hypertensive.
D A Hull; E Shinebourne; L Gerlis; A G Nicholson; M N Sheppard
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1047-9511     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-06     Completed Date:  2001-05-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Histopathology, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical*
Aneurysm, Ruptured / diagnosis*
Fatal Outcome
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Artery*

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