Successful Staged Repair of an Anomalous Origin of the Right Pulmonary Artery from the Ascending Aorta

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Department of Pediatric Cardiology–, Osaka Medical Center and Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health, Osaka, Japan)

Toshihiro Funatsu Hidefumi Kishimoto Hiroaki Kawata
Takuya Miura Takayoshi Ueno Shigemitsu Iwai
Masamichi Ono Tomoko Kita– Toru Nakajima–
Takeshi Nakada
We report a successful staged repair of anomalous origin of right pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta in a neonate. A two-day-old girl, who suffered from severe circulatory failure, was admitted. In spite of all medical treatment, acidosis and systemic hypotension developed. Right pulmonary artery banding was performed in an emergency procedure, resulting in immediate elevation of systemic blood pressure. Definitive operation was subsequently performed on the 48th day after birth. The right pulmonary artery, which was de-banded and divided from aorta, was anastomosed directly to the pulmonary trunk in a side-to-end manner. The postoperative course was uneventful and the pulmonary artery pressure was within the normal range.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 29: 25-28 (2000)