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Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2007 Jan;15(1):e9-11.

Airway compression by major aortopulmonary collaterals with 22q11 deletion.

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Deptartment of Cardiovascular Surgery, Japanese Red Cross Medical Center, 4-1-22 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8935, Japan. yukihirokaneko@hotmail.com

Abstract

Hypoxic choking episodes due to airway obstruction occurred frequently from 4 months of age in a boy with 22q11 deletion, pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect, absent central pulmonary artery, tracheobronchomalacia, and an aberrant right tracheal bronchus. The tracheobronchial tree was compressed by a posteriorly displaced ascending aorta and right aortic arch with aberrant left subclavian artery and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries. Single-stage unifocalization and intracardiac repair plus aortopexy at 8 months resulted in resolution of the respiratory distress and heart failure.

PMID:
17244912
DOI:
10.1177/021849230701500127
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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