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Symptomatic aorto-pulmonary collaterals early after arterial switch operation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18185950     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Enlarged bronchial arteries and/or systemic-to-pulmonary collaterals have been frequently demonstrated in association with transposition of the great arteries. They are usually clinically silent, although they might be large enough to cause accelerated pulmonary vascular obstructive disease or symptomatic cardiac volume overload after surgical repair. We report on a low-weight neonate with transposition of the great arteries and intact ventricular septum who showed a stormy postoperative course because of multiple aorto-pulmonary collaterals early after a successful arterial switch operation. Percutaneous coil embolization of these anomalous vessels resulted in sudden weaning from mechanical ventilation and hospital discharge in a few weeks.
Giuseppe Santoro; Marianna Carrozza; Maria Giovanna Russo; Raffaele Calabrò
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-01-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0172-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-07     Completed Date:  2008-12-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  838-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, A.O. "Monaldi", 2nd University of Naples, Naples, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchial Arteries
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Collateral Circulation
Embolization, Therapeutic
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Artery
Transposition of Great Vessels / surgery*
Vascular Malformations / etiology*,  therapy

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