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Transesophageal echo-guided balloon dilatation for postoperative pulmonary venous obstruction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7949782     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary venous obstruction (PVO), or stenosis, is still a major complication of postoperative total anomalous pulmonary venous return, being very complex in its pathogenesis. For some types of PVO, surgery is effective, but a reoperation under cardiopulmonary bypass is generally difficult and carries a high risk. The operative balloon dilatation method performed under the guidance of transesophageal echography and fluoroscopic monitering is simple as well as safe. We describe herein the technique involved in performing this procedure through the case of a 10-month-old boy.
S Yoshii; T Matsukawa; K Nishida; Y Tada; H Sugiyama; J Yanai
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-30     Completed Date:  1994-11-30     Revised Date:  2006-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  666-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Yamanashi Medical University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilatation / methods*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Fatal Outcome
Postoperative Complications / therapy*,  ultrasonography
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities,  surgery
Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease / etiology,  therapy*,  ultrasonography

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