ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Corrected transposition of the great arteries in a case full conduit occlusion: the importance of native pulmonary pathway
Mustafa Paç1, Feyza Ayşenur Paç2, Ayşe Esin Kibar2, Tuğçin Bora Polat2, Mehmet Burhan Oflaz2
1Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
2Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Hastanesi, Pediatrik Kardiyoloji Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.4146
Correction of right ventricular outflow tract stenosis with conduits may be an effective treatment of choice, however, it may require reoperation due to conduit deformation over time. Balloon application and stent implantation are procedures to overcome conduit stenosis. An 18-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with corrected transposition of the great arteries underwent conduit placement between the left ventricle and pulmonary artery, remaining the native pulmonary artery open. During follow-up, conduit stenosis developed and balloon application and stent implantation were performed. However conduit occlusion occurred immediately after these procedures and pulmonary blood flow was maintained through the native pulmonary artery. We present this case to emphasize the importance of native pulmonary pathway maintenance.
Keywords : Conduit stenosis; conduit; native pulmonary pathway
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