Early results of direct repair of aortic interruption by the lateral approach.


Eleven consecutive patients were operated on for interruption of the aortic arch by direct aortoplasty through a lateral approach. Median age was 5 days and median weight, 3.52 kg. All received prostaglandin E. Four of the 11 required preoperative ventilatory and inotropic support. Diagnosis was by echocardiography with one confirmed by angiography. There… (More)


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