Ascending aortic extension to enlarge the retroaortic space in children after the Norwood procedure

Hideki Tatewaki, Toshihide Nakano, Yusuke Ando, Gen Shinohara, Shuhei Fujita, Dai Araki, Takuya Nishijima, Hiroki Sakai, Hideaki Kado

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Abstract

Left pulmonary artery stenosis is a well-recognized complication following the Norwood procedure. We herein report two cases in which ascending aortic extension was performed to enlarge the retroaortic space in children with left pulmonary artery stenosis after the Norwood procedure. We used graft interposition in the ascending aorta to increase the retroaortic apace and concomitantly performed extended left pulmonary artery reconstruction. This procedure obtains a more balanced distribution of the pulmonary blood flow, which is crucial to achieve good Fontan circulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1129-1132
Number of pages4
JournalGeneral thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Volume69
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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