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- Received February 22, 1983
- Revision received August 2, 1983
- Accepted August 16, 1983
- Published online February 1, 1984.
- Rodney A. Foale, MRCP*,1,
- Mary Etta E. King, MD1,
- David Gordon, MD1,
- Jane E. Marshall1 and
- Arthur E. Weyman, MD, FACC**,1
- ↵**Address for reprints: Arthur E. Weyman, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, Boston, Massachussetts 02114.
This report describes an infant with double-outlet right ventricle who underwent pulmonary artery banding as palliation for excessive left to right shunting through a ventricular septal defect. Three weeks after this procedure, there was abrupt clinical deterioration, and two-dimensional echocardiography clearly defined a large pseudoaneurysm arising from a breach in the posterior pulmonary artery wall, just proximal to the band. The diagnosis was confirmed at surgery, during which total correction was performed with successful outcome. The two-dimensional echocardiographic features of a pseudoaneurysm of the pulmonary artery are shown and the role of this noninvasive technique in the evaluation of pulmonary artery bands is discussed.
- Received February 22, 1983.
- Revision received August 2, 1983.
- Accepted August 16, 1983.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation