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Successful surgery and long-term outcome of a critical isthmic coarctation in an extremely preterm infant with a birth weight of 545 g.
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PMID:  19488805     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The incidence of critical isthmic coarctation among preterm infants with a birth weight less than 750 g is expected to be fewer than 1:2,000,000 live births. A male twin was born after 26 weeks of gestation with a birth weight of 545 g. On day 9 of his life, he experienced anuria due to a critical neonatal isthmic coarctation. Resection of the coarctation and end-to-end anastomosis were performed. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan when the boy was 2 years old demonstrated no significant postoperative re-stenosis. At this writing, up to the age of 6 years, the boy has not needed retreatment. Critical neonatal isthmic coarctation in extremely low-birth-weight preterm infants can be corrected successfully.
Johannes Wirbelauer; Juergen Bauer; Hakan Akintuerk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-06-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-25     Completed Date:  2010-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1009-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Children's Hospital, Josef-Schneider-Strasse 2, 97080 W??rzburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Coarctation / surgery*
Infant, Extremely Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
Pregnancy, Multiple
Risk Factors
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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