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The use of an internal mammary artery for creating a systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8971518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report on two patients who had systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunts created by the use of the internal mammary artery (IMA). The first patients was operated on more then 30 years ago (the case has never been published) and the second one move recently. We give a brief summary of the ten cases of the same operation published so far, and emphasize the usefulness of the IMA that stays open despite the initially poor run-off and is capable of supplying increasing amounts of blood to the growing pulmonary arteries.
I Thomka; K Sárközy; F Szedö; K Kelemen; A Szatmári; A Piskóthy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-18     Completed Date:  1997-03-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1024-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Hungarian Institute of Cardiology, Budapest, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Mammary Arteries / transplantation*
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities,  surgery*

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