A 6-month-old boy with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect, and mild pulmonary valve stenosis presented with acute obstructive respiratory life-threatening events. Airways obstruction was caused by aneurysmal dilation of the branch pulmonary arteries compressing the carina and bronchi. The child was ventilator dependent. A double switch operation with Lecompte maneuver was performed, bringing the pulmonary arteries forward and relieving the airway compression. The child made a complete recovery and remains well 9 months later with no clinical or radiologic signs of airway compression.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine