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Bidirectional Glenn with interruption of antegrade pulmonary blood flow: Which is the preferred option: Ligation or division of the pulmonary artery?


1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Cardiac Anaesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Cardiac Radiology, Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Ujjwal Kumar Chowdhury
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.185566

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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 561-563

 

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We report a rare complication of massive aneurysm of the proximal ligated end of the main pulmonary artery which occurred in the setting of a patient with a functionally univentricular heart and increased pulmonary blood flow undergoing superior cavopulmonary connection. Awareness of this possibility may guide others to electively transect the pulmonary artery in such a clinical setting.






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1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Cardiac Anaesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Cardiac Radiology, Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Ujjwal Kumar Chowdhury
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.185566

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We report a rare complication of massive aneurysm of the proximal ligated end of the main pulmonary artery which occurred in the setting of a patient with a functionally univentricular heart and increased pulmonary blood flow undergoing superior cavopulmonary connection. Awareness of this possibility may guide others to electively transect the pulmonary artery in such a clinical setting.






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