Aortic Origin of the Right Pulmonary Artery
Surgical Repair Without a Graft
Surgical repair of an anomalous right pulmonary artery arising from the ascending aorta is rare. Angiocardiography is the procedure of choice in establishing the diagnosis. Surgical correction of the defect is mandatory; otherwise most of these children die in refractory heart failure. The present paper reports the first successful anatomic repair without a graft in a 2-month-old baby. Five months after operation the boy is asymptomatic and demonstrating normal growth and development.
- © 1967 American Heart Association, Inc.