Staged Starnes Operation Preserving Patent Ductus Arteriosus for Neonates with Ebsteins Anomaly and Pulmonary Atresia

Author(s): Yoichi Kawahira, Kyoichi Nishigaki, Hideto Ozawa, Tsugutoshi Suzuki.

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 4 , Issue 2 , 2008

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We herein reported 2 successful neonates with Ebsteins anomaly and small pulmonary arteries undergoing Starnes operation preserving the patent ductus arteriosus. Subsequent Blalock-Taussig shunt was carried out 1 or 2 months after the first surgery. One case had already undergone a successful Fontan operation, and the other had a successful bidirectional Glenn shunt so far. This staged Starnes strategy might be a safe and simple choice for neonates with Ebsteins anomaly and small pulmonary arteries.

Keywords: Starnes operation, patent ductus arteriosus, Ebstein's anomaly, pulmonary atresia, arrhythmia surgery

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Year: 2008
Page: [81 - 83]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/157340308784245829
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