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Temporary pulmonary vein stenosis during intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography in total cavopulmonary connection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16235015     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two patients operated on by one of the authors (MK) developed hemodynamic instability after otherwise uneventful completion of total cavopulmonary anastomosis with an extracardiac tube. In both, a stenosis of the right pulmonary veins was demonstrated during routine intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography. The transesophageal probe was found to be the underlying problem. Apparently, the pulmonary veins became compressed between the probe and the extracardiac conduit.
M Kostolny; C Schreiber; R Henze; M Vogt; R Lange
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0172-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:    2006 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-27     Completed Date:  2006-09-25     Revised Date:  2008-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
German Heart Centre Munich, Technical University, Lazarettstrasse 36, 80636, Munich, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
Central Venous Pressure / physiology
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Doppler*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Heart Bypass, Right*
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Intraoperative Complications / ultrasonography*
Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease / ultrasonography*
Surgical Instruments
Tricuspid Atresia / surgery,  ultrasonography
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*,  surgery,  ultrasonography

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