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Pulmonary vein stenosis following repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection.

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Section of Cardiac Surgery, Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. edevaney@umich.edu

Abstract

Pulmonary vein stenosis may occur following the repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection and carries a poor prognosis. Conventional surgical therapies have been complicated by a high rate of re-stenosis. Sutureless pericardial marsupialization has been introduced as a technique to reduce the rate of re-stenosis. This report describes a retrospective review of a group of patients undergoing repair of acquired pulmonary vein stenosis. Presence of single-ventricle anatomy was found to be the primary preoperative risk factor for a poor outcome. The use of sutureless pericardial marsupialization was found to be associated with a significant improvement in disease-free survival.

PMID:
16638548
DOI:
10.1053/j.pcsu.2006.02.023
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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