Semiautologous repair for congenital discontinuous right pulmonary artery.


Journal Article

Unilateral absence of a proximal pulmonary artery (UAPA) is rare and occurs in an isolated form or in the presence of other cardiovascular anomalies. There is a paucity of literature describing surgical correction of this anomaly. Most commonly, a primary anastomosis between the main and proximal right pulmonary arteries has been described. However, in cases of long-gap discontinuity, this can be difficult and may result in excess tension on the anastomosis, predisposing to decreased patency. We present a novel technique by which discontinuity in the right pulmonary artery (RPA) is surgically corrected in a semiautologous fashion using a main pulmonary artery (MPA) flap.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • El-Hattab, AY; Calcaterra, D; Parekh, KR; Rossi, NP; Davis, JE; Turek, JW

Published Date

  • December 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 96 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 2230 - 2231

PubMed ID

  • 24296194

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24296194

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6259

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.02.057


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands