Bilateral ductal origin of the pulmonary arteries. Systemic-pulmonary arterial anastomosis as first stage in planned total correction.
Absence of continuity between the heart and the pulmonary arteries has the potential for total correction. When the pulmonary arteries are narrow, a palliative first stage systemic-pulmonary arterial anastomosis serves to enlarge the pulmonary arteries so that, with time, they become of adequate caliber for total correction. In a case with bilateral ductal origin of pulmonary arteries, palliative anastomosis between the aorta and right pulmonary artery was performed as the first stage in a program planned for ultimate total correction.
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