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Forty-two patients with aortic arch anomalies resulting in tracheoesophageal compression were treated during the period 1948 through 1978. These anomalies are important causes of upper respiratory and esophageal obstruction in babies and small children and can be corrected safely with excellent relief of symptoms. Nineteen patients (45%) had a right aortic(More)
Embryologically related defects resulting from abnormal septation of the aortopulmonary trunk in 13 patients were reviewed and grouped according to a new classification system. Seven patients (54 percent) had typical aortopulmonary septal defects or windows (Type I), three (23 percent) had a more cephalad defect between the ascending aorta and the origin of(More)
Successful surgical treatment for anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery was performed in one patient by left coronary artery-subclavian anastomosis and in two patients by direct implantation of the left coronary artery into the aorta. The excellent early and late results obtained with these methods and the suboptimal results(More)
Twenty-one patients (age 1 day to 156 months) with cor triatriatum sinister (subdivided left atrium) were treated over a 23 year period at two institutions. Anatomic classification of the hearts revealed 20 (95%) with classical cor triatriatum and normal pulmonary venous connections. One other patient had partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection. Three(More)
A multi-faceted pathogenesis of vascular anastomotic aneurysms encompassing both the earlier and modern eras of vascular surgery has been proposed. A review of the clinical records of patients with such aneurysms suggests that while silk sutures were an important causative factor in the earlier era, this complication continues to occur with the more recent(More)
It is possible to achieve excellent results for primary closure of ventricular septal defects regardless of the age of the patients when surgical intervention is required. Thirty-two severely symptomatic patients, age 1-24 months, with large ventricular septal defects (m Qp/Qs = 3.4, m R VSD = 4.0), had primary repair of the defects with one (3%) hospital(More)
Eleven patients underwent surgical excision of atrial myxomas during a 15-year period, with no hospital deaths. The operation consisted of excision of the tumor with a generous portion of atrial septum or wall. Patch reconstruction of the atrial septum was required in most patients. There were 2 late deaths (14 and 121 months after operation). Late(More)
Twenty-five patients with malseptation of the aortopulmonary trunk resulting in aortopulmonary septal defect (window) were evaluated in a unique combined surgical series assembled from two institutions participating in the USA-USSR Health Exchange Program. Typical aortopulmonary septal defect or window (type I) with the connection between the ascending(More)