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Tetralogy of Fallot: to patch or not to patch?
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PMID:  3980575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Angiograms of 11 patients with Tetralogy of Fallot were reviewed before and after total repair, and analyzed with respect to growth of the pulmonary valve annulus. At the operation none of the patients was more than 5-years-old, none received a transannular patch and all were asymptomatic at the last visit. The radiologic diameter of the pulmonary valve annulus was compared to the descending thoracic aorta at the level of the diaphragm. Preoperative ratio averaged 1.09 +/- 0.22 and increased postoperatively to 1.35 +/- 0.20 (p less than 0.02). A "catch-up" growth of small annuli could be demonstrated.
L Egloff; M Schönbeck; U Arbenz; M Turina; A Senning
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:    1985 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-05-07     Completed Date:  1985-05-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Pulmonary Valve / growth & development,  surgery*
Tetralogy of Fallot / physiopathology,  surgery*
Time Factors

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