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Surgical management of patent ductus arteriosus with endocarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20971300     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 9-year-old boy with patent ductus arteriosus complicated by infective endocarditis had not responded to antibiotic therapy and was referred to our institution. He had persistent fever and a chest roentgenogram demonstrated the presence of left lung pneumonic consolidation. An echocardiogram showed the presence of large vegetation in the pulmonary artery at the ductal opening. We successfully performed an open ductal ligation with the aid of cardiopulmonary bypass through a sternotomy and proceeded to resect the vegetation. We completed the procedure with reconstruction of the pulmonary artery. The postoperative course was uneventful. The patient was discharged after a week.
Basheer A Kareem; Hamzah Kamarulzaman; Ghee Tiong Koh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-25     Completed Date:  2010-11-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1703-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Penang Hospital, Penang, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / surgery*
Endocarditis, Bacterial / surgery*
Pulmonary Artery / surgery

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