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Systemic pulmonary artery shunt using a bovine mesenteric venous graft in newborns.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11758058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A new bovine mesenteric venous graft 3 or 4 mm in diameter was used for performing systemic pulmonary artery shunts in six cyanotic newborns (aged 2 to 30 days) from March 1997 onward. Clinical and echocardiographic studies proved that all shunts were patent and functioning well after an average of 8.8 months despite no postoperative anticoagulation or antiplatelet regimen. Histological examination of two grafts explanted at the time of bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis showed no dense fibrotic mural infiltration, calcification, or anastomotic hyperplasia. Bovine mesenteric venous grafts can be used for the construction of systemic pulmonary artery shunts with advantages similar to that of human vein allografts, such as the facility of implantation, good short- and mid-term patency, easy takedown, and avoidance of complications presumably specific to polytetrafluoroethylene.
A Kalangos; M Beghetti; J C Pache; D Vala; B Faidutti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0886-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:    2000 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-06     Completed Date:  2002-02-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical / methods*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Mesenteric Veins / transplantation*
Prosthesis Design
Pulmonary Artery / surgery*

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