Postoperative outcome in patients with anomalous origin of one pulmonary artery branch from the aorta.

@article{Prifti2003PostoperativeOI,
  title={Postoperative outcome in patients with anomalous origin of one pulmonary artery branch from the aorta.},
  author={Edvin Prifti and Adrian C. Crucean and Massimo Bonacchi and Massimo Bernabei and Marzia Leacche and Bruno Murzi and F. Bartolozzi and Vittorio Vanini},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={21-7}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim was to review our experience with the surgical repair of the anomalous origin of one pulmonary branch from the aorta (AOPA). MATERIALS AND METHOD Between January 1991 and March 2002, eight patients with AOPA underwent surgical correction. Three patients presented isolated AOPA. Five patients presented right AOPA and three, left AOPA. Implantation of the AOPA to the main pulmonary artery was performed by: (I) direct anastomosis in two patients with left AOPA; (II… CONTINUE READING