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The large window ductus: a surgical trap.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9647111     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A rare window type of patent ductus arteriosus is reported that was large (15 mm in maximal transverse dimension) but had virtually no length and hence was externally invisible. The smaller aortic isthmus (4 mm in diameter), which was intrapericardial, was mistaken for the ductus and was inadvertently clip-occluded, leading to death. After a specific diagnosis is made, the large window ductus should be patched on cardiopulmonary bypass with a transpulmonary approach.
J Grünenfelder; U Bartram; R Van Praagh; K E Bove; W W Bailey; R A Meyer; P R Koenig; A R Perez; D C Schwartz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-16     Completed Date:  1998-07-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1790-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pathology, Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities,  surgery
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Cor Triatriatum / surgery
Coronary Vessels / surgery
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / classification*,  pathology,  surgery
Fatal Outcome
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / surgery
Hypertension, Pulmonary / surgery
Pericardium / pathology,  surgery
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities,  surgery
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities,  surgery

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