A modified technique for repair of the anomalous origin of the right pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta

Edvin Prifti, Giacomo Frati, Adrian Crucean, Vittorio Vanini

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Abstract

We report a modified technique of right pulmonary artery implantation to the main pulmonary artery with interposition of a tube created from the great arterial wall for an anomalous origin of the right pulmonary artery from the right lateral aspect of the ascending aorta. This technique offers extra autologous tissue length and reduced tension at the anastomotic site. It also offers the possibility to place the anomalous right pulmonary artery anterior to the ascending aorta, avoiding the aortic compression. This technique was employed successfully in a 15-week-old female.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-150
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Anomalous origin
  • Double flap technique
  • Right pulmonary artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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