Title

Internal right ventricular band for multiple ventricular septal defects in a neonate undergoing arterial switch and aortic arch repair.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.06.012

Abstract

A neonate presented with d-transposition of the great arteries, aortic arch hypoplasia, aortic coarctation, and multiple ventricular septal defects. During the arterial switch procedure and the aortic arch repair, a fenestrated Gore-Tex disk (W.L. Gore & Assoc, Flagstaff, AZ) was sewn into the right ventricular outflow tract to restrict pulmonary blood flow. The internal right ventricular band successfully controlled the pulmonary blood flow, maintaining a systemic oxygen saturation of 88% to 92%, and allowing growth from 3.5 to 10.5 kg. At 8 months of age, the internal band in the patient was removed, and the ventricular septal defects were successfully closed.

Journal Title

The Annals of thoracic surgery

Volume

91

Issue

1

First Page

289

Last Page

291

MeSH Keywords

Aorta, Thoracic; Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Male; Transposition of Great Vessels

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