Surgical management of aortopulmonary window: a 40-year experience.

  title={Surgical management of aortopulmonary window: a 40-year experience.},
  author={Carl Lewis Backer and Constantine Mavroudis},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={21 5},
OBJECTIVES An aortopulmonary window (APW) is a communication between the pulmonary artery (PA) and the ascending aorta in the presence of two separate semilunar valves. The purpose of this review is to describe the evolution of surgical techniques and results of surgical correction of APW at a single center over a 40-year time period. METHODS Between 1961 and 2001, 22 patients underwent repair of APW. Age ranged from 11 days to 13 years (median 0.3 years). Associated cardiac lesions included… CONTINUE READING
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