Total Correction without Cardiopulmonary Bypass of Isolated Left Hemitruncus Arteriosus


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AKYÜZ M., IŞIK O., Ayik M. F. , ATAY Y.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, vol.2, no.4, pp.233-235, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jpr.81894
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-235

Abstract

Hemitruncus is an uncommon congenital defect in which a pulmonary artery (PA) branch originates abnormally from the ascending aorta. Left hemitruncus is less common than a right hemitruncus. In this report, we present an isolated left hemitruncus in a neonate who showed progressive respiratory distress in the second week following delivery. At 21 days of age, the patient underwent total surgical correction of the defect, during which a direct end-to-side anastomosis to main PA without conduit interposition was employed. After a prolonged intubation period with pneumonia, the patient was discharged from hospital on the 17th postoperative day.