Early double switch with lecompte maneuver for life-threatening airway obstruction

Mauro Lo Rito, Vikram Kudumula, Tarak Desai, Timothy J. Jones, David J. Barron, William J. Brawn

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-697
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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