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Pediatr Cardiol. 2007 Jul-Aug;28(4):305-8. Epub 2007 May 25.

Traumatic ascending aortopulmonary window following pulmonary artery stent dilatation: therapy with aortic endovascular stent graft.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA.

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Endovascular stent grafts have become an established therapy in adults for descending thoracic aortic disease. We report a case of a 13-year-old boy with a hemodynamically significant traumatic aortopulmonary window following angioplasty of pulmonary artery stent. Endovascular stent graft implantation into the ascending aorta was performed to seal off the communication, with dramatic hemodynamic improvement.

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