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Video-assisted thoracoscopic division of a vascular ring in an infant: a new operative technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8219533     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the first successful use of thoracoscopy and video-assisted thoracic surgery (TVATS) techniques to relieve extrinsic tracheoesophageal compression produced by a vascular ring. The patient was a 3-month-old infant with postprandial regurgitation and a diagnosis of double aortic arch. After an uncomplicated operation and recovery, the infant was discharged on the second postoperative day. Refinement of technique and instrumentation may allow wider application of video-assisted thoracoscopic techniques in pediatric patients.
R P Burke; A C Chang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0886-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-12-10     Completed Date:  1993-12-10     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:  537-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities*,  surgery
Esophageal Stenosis / etiology*,  surgery
Thoracic Surgery / methods
Tracheal Stenosis / etiology*,  surgery
Video Recording*
Comment In:
J Card Surg. 1994 Mar;9(2):132-3   [PMID:  8012102 ]

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