Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2015 Dec;48(6):411-414. 10.5090/kjtcs.2015.48.6.411.

One-Stage Repair of an Interrupted Aortic Arch with an Aortopulmonary Window in a Premature Neonate

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  • 1Department of Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre, Athens, Greece. meletis_kanakis@yahoo.gr

Abstract

Interrupted aortic arch with an aortopulmonary window is a rare congenital entity that is associated with high morbidity and mortality, especially in premature low-birth-weight infants, and the proper timing of surgical correction remains a matter of debate. We present the case of a premature infant weighing 1.6 kg who successfully underwent one stage surgical repair to treat interrupted aortic arch with an aortopulmonary window. The therapeutic management of this patient is described below, and a review of the literature is presented.

Keyword

Aortopulmonary septal defect; Interrupted aortic arch; Neonate

MeSH Terms

Aorta, Thoracic*
Aortopulmonary Septal Defect
Humans
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn*
Infant, Premature
Mortality
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