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- Received November 17, 1982
- Accepted December 17, 1982
- Published online June 1, 1983.
- C. Elise Duffy, MD,
- Alexander J. Muster, MD, FACC*,
- Seraphin Y. DeLeon, MD, FACC,
- Farouk S. Idriss, MD,
- Michel Ilbawi, MD, FACC,
- Thomas W. Riggs, MD, FACC and
- Milton H. Paul, MD, FACC
- ↵*Address for reprints: Alexander J. Muster, MD, The Children's Memorial Hospital, 2300 Children's Piaza, Chicago, Illinois 60614.
Surgical repair of aortic atresia with a large ventricular septal defect and a normally developed left ventricle was accomplished in a 14 month old infant. Palliative surgery at age 23 days consisted of bilateral banding of pulmonary artery branches and replacement of the ductus arteriosus with a Goretex conduit. Corrective surgery was accomplished by closure of the ventricular septal defect, insertion of a valved conduit between the apex of the left ventricle and the subdiaphragmatic aorta, removal of the pulmonary artery bands and division of the pulmonary-aortic conduit. The patient has a mild coarctation of the aorta and remains asymptomatic at 2 years of age.
This study was supported in part by the Walden R. Shaw Cardiology Research Fund, Chicago, Illinois
- Received November 17, 1982.
- Accepted December 17, 1982.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation