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Chirurgia 2010 April;23(2):37-40

Copyright © 2010 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

A “simple” way to correct unilateral absence of right pulmonary artery with severe pulmonary hypertension in adolescence

Yang C., Chen D., Zhang G., Gu X.

Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, China


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We discuss an adolescent patient with congenital unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery “UAPA” and a “simple” method to correct this malformation. Severe pulmonary hypertension is not an absolute contraindication. The main pulmonary artery was anastomosesed with the right pulmonary artery (RPA) directly. The RPA was separated from the ascending aorta by a decron patch. The patch should be equal or a little bit smaller than the orifice. The method is not a universal procedure, only the anomalous origin of the RPA closing to the main pulmonary artery is suitable for this procedure.

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