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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568138/advances-in-surgical-treatment-of-congenital-airway-disease
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William S Ragalie, Michael E Mitchell
Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) is frequently present in infants and children with congenital heart disease (CHD). Infants with CHD and TBM appear to do worse than those without TBM. The principle of operative intervention for TBM is to improve function of the airway and clinical status. When indicated, conventional surgical options include tracheostomy, aortopexy, tracheoplasty, and anterior tracheal suspension. There is no consensus on the optimal treatment of severe tracheobonchomalacia, which can be associated with a mortality rate as high as 80%...
2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27481913/spontaneous-obliteration-of-spontaneous-vertebral-arteriovenous-fistula-associated-with-fibromuscular-dysplasia-after-partial-surgery-a-case-report
#2
Prasert Iampreechakul, Somkiet Siriwimonmas
We describe a patient with spontaneous obliteration of spontaneous vertebral arteriovenous fistula (VAVF) associated with fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) after partial surgery. A 52-year-old hypertensive female woke up one morning with left shoulder pain and weakness of the left upper extremity. A few days later, she developed left-sided audible bruit. She was treated for left frozen shoulder and supportive treatment for audible bruit for four years. She was referred from her general physician to a neurosurgeon because of left arm weakness...
December 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27347288/double-orifice-mitral-valve-associated-with-atrioventricular-canal-defects
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Jaafar Rhissassi, Hicham El Malki, Fatima Azzahra Benmessaoud, Tahar El Kandoussi, Mohamed Laaroussi
A 4 year-old male presented with effort dyspnea, and was diagnosed as atrioventricular canal defects. This finding was confirmed by open heart surgery, and a congenital double orifice mitral valve was discovered. The septal defect was closed but the double orifice mitral valve was respected because of the absence of hemodynamic disturbance. We report this case with review of literature.
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27122895/rescue-of-coronary-injury-with-right-internal-mammary-artery-bypass-during-repair-of-a-complex-congenital-heart
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Ming-Yuan Kang, Hao-Ji Wei, Chung-Chi Wang, Yen Chang
UNLABELLED: A 10-year-old boy with polysplenia syndrome was diagnosed with complex congenital heart disease, including common atrium, bilateral superior vena cava, complete atrioventricular canal defect, severe pulmonary stenosis, interrupted inferior vena cava, and patent ductus arteriosus. Previously, he underwent a bilateral bidirectional Glenn shunt operation with ligation of the patent ductus arteriosus in April, 2009, when he was six years old. During the operation, his left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) was injured accidently due to abnormally high coronary artery takeoff...
July 2015: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26931266/incomplete-pentalogy-of-cantrell-a-case-report
#5
M A Ali, T Tazmin, T Latif, S A Haque, M A Hossain, M N Islam, R H Khan, M A Hoque
Cantrell's Pentalogy is a rare congenital malformation consists of supraumbilical abdominal wall defect, defect in the lower part of sternum, agenesis of anterior portion of diaphragm, an absence of the diaphragmatic part of the pericardium and intracardiac malformation. This case report presents a female neonate, who was born at 40 weeks of gestation weighing 2400 gm and was admitted 4 hours after delivery with the complaints of something coming out from chest. On physical examination her vital signs were within normal limit, she had a systolic murmur on heart at lower left sternal area and there was a vascular structure present on the upper part of abdomen which was pulsatile and pulsation was synchronized with cardiac pulsation...
January 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26904211/outcomes-of-total-cavopulmonary-connection-for-single-ventricle-palliation
#6
Minghui Zou, Yanfei Wang, Hujun Cui, Li Ma, Shengchun Yang, Yuansheng Xia, Weidan Chen, Xinxin Chen
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to review the early and mid-term outcomes of the total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) procedure and evaluate risk factors for prolonged pleural effusions. METHODS: The clinical records of 82 consecutive patients, who underwent a TCPC operation between January 2008 and December 2013, were reviewed for incidence of prolonged pleural effusions, duration of ventilation time and pleural drainage, length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay, and early and mid-term morbidity and mortality...
January 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26897186/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-congenital-heart-surgery-database-2016-update-on-outcomes-and-quality
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REVIEW
Jeffrey P Jacobs, John E Mayer, Constantine Mavroudis, Sean M O'Brien, Erle H Austin, Sara K Pasquali, Kevin D Hill, Xia He, David M Overman, James D St Louis, Tara Karamlou, Christian Pizarro, Jennifer C Hirsch-Romano, Donna McDonald, Jane M Han, Rachel S Dokholyan, Christo I Tchervenkov, Francois Lacour-Gayet, Carl L Backer, Charles D Fraser, James S Tweddell, Martin J Elliott, Hal Walters, Richard A Jonas, Richard L Prager, David M Shahian, Marshall L Jacobs
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database is the largest congenital and pediatric cardiac surgical clinical data registry in the world. It is the platform for all activities of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons related to the analysis of outcomes and the improvement of quality in this subspecialty. This article summarizes current aggregate national outcomes in congenital and pediatric cardiac surgery and reviews related activities in the areas of quality measurement, performance improvement, and transparency...
March 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26771680/a-case-of-spinal-epidural-venous-malformation-with-mediastinal-extension-management-with-combined-surgery-and-percutaneous-sclerotherapy
#8
Gurpreet S Gandhoke, Sabri Yilmaz, Lorelei Grunwaldt, Ronald L Hamilton, David J Salvetti, Stephanie Greene
While spinal epidural arteriovenous malformations, fistulas, and shunts are well reported, the presence of a venous malformation in the spinal epidural space is a rare phenomenon. Herein, the authors report the clinical presentation, imaging findings, pathological features, and the outcome of surgical and percutaneous interventional management of a mediastinal and spinal epidural venous malformation in a young woman who presented clinically with neurogenic claudication from presumed venous hypertension precipitating the formation of a syrinx...
May 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26685152/surgical-repair-of-partial-atrioventricular-defect
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Issam El-Rassi, Fatimah Charafedine, Mariane Majdalani, Mariam Arabi, Daniele Khater, Fadi Bitar
Long-term survival rate of patients operated for partial atrioventricular (AV) canal is lower than that of the general population, and late complications are relatively significant: between 10 and 30% of operated patients present with left AV valve regurgitation, and up to 25% have to be reoperated for valve repair or replacement, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction or residual atrial septal defect. Because the left AV valve regurgitation is the most common complication following surgery, technical details in the surgical management of the mitral valve are the most important aspects of this procedure; for example, the decision to close the cleft and to perform an annuloplasty...
2015: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26627695/-hospital-morbidity-and-mortality-in-children-with-down-s-syndrome-experience-in-a-university-hospital-in-chile
#10
Macarena Lizama Calvo, Jaime Cerda Lorca, Marcela Monge Iriarte, Irene Carrillo Mayanquer, Cristian Clavería Rodríguez, Andrés Castillo Moya
INTRODUCTION: Children with Down's syndrome (DS) have a higher risk of congenital malformations and acute diseases, with increased risk of hospital admissions compared with the general population. This study describes patterns of hospital admissions for children and adolescents with DS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of hospital admissions of children with DS, younger than 15 years old, and cared for by the Paediatric Department of the Hospital Clínico Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, between 2008 and 2011...
March 2016: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26258302/mutations-in-dchs1-cause-mitral-valve-prolapse
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Ronen Durst, Kimberly Sauls, David S Peal, Annemarieke deVlaming, Katelynn Toomer, Maire Leyne, Monica Salani, Michael E Talkowski, Harrison Brand, Maëlle Perrocheau, Charles Simpson, Christopher Jett, Matthew R Stone, Florie Charles, Colby Chiang, Stacey N Lynch, Nabila Bouatia-Naji, Francesca N Delling, Lisa A Freed, Christophe Tribouilloy, Thierry Le Tourneau, Hervé LeMarec, Leticia Fernandez-Friera, Jorge Solis, Daniel Trujillano, Stephan Ossowski, Xavier Estivill, Christian Dina, Patrick Bruneval, Adrian Chester, Jean-Jacques Schott, Kenneth D Irvine, Yaopan Mao, Andy Wessels, Tahirali Motiwala, Michel Puceat, Yoshikazu Tsukasaki, Donald R Menick, Harinath Kasiganesan, Xingju Nie, Ann-Marie Broome, Katherine Williams, Amanda Johnson, Roger R Markwald, Xavier Jeunemaitre, Albert Hagege, Robert A Levine, David J Milan, Russell A Norris, Susan A Slaugenhaupt
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a common cardiac valve disease that affects nearly 1 in 40 individuals. It can manifest as mitral regurgitation and is the leading indication for mitral valve surgery. Despite a clear heritable component, the genetic aetiology leading to non-syndromic MVP has remained elusive. Four affected individuals from a large multigenerational family segregating non-syndromic MVP underwent capture sequencing of the linked interval on chromosome 11. We report a missense mutation in the DCHS1 gene, the human homologue of the Drosophila cell polarity gene dachsous (ds), that segregates with MVP in the family...
September 3, 2015: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26163359/potential-molecular-mechanism-of-retrograde-aortic-arch-stenosis-in-the-hybrid-approach-to-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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Narutoshi Hibino, Mary J Cismowski, Brenda Lilly, Patrick I McConnell, Toshiharu Shinoka, John P Cheatham, Pamela A Lucchesi, Mark E Galantowicz, Aaron J Trask
BACKGROUND: The hybrid palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome has emerged as an alternative approach to the Norwood procedure. The development of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in-stent stenosis can cause retrograde aortic arch stenosis (RAAS), leading to significant morbidity. This study aimed to identify potential mechanisms of PDA in-stent stenosis contributing to RAAS. METHODS: Tissues from stented PDAs were collected from 17 patients undergoing comprehensive stage II repair between 2009 and 2014...
September 2015: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26093954/lower-mini-sternotomy-in-congenital-heart-disease-just-a-cosmetic-improvement
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Maria Garcia Vieites, Ivonne Cardenas, Hugo Loyola, Laura Fernandez Arias, Irene Garcia Hernandez, Isaac Martinez-Bendayan, Fernando Rueda, Jose J Cuenca Castillo, Francisco Portela Torron, Victor Bautista-Hernández
OBJECTIVES: Lower mini-sternotomy represents a minimally invasive surgical technique that has been utilized for the repair of a wide variety of congenital heart defects with excellent surgical and cosmetic outcomes. However, clinical improvements provided for this technique beyond cosmetic results are controversial. The aim of our study is to report our results with lower mini-sternotomy for the repair of congenital heart malformations and compare them with a matched group with a full median sternotomy approach...
September 2015: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25813649/-surgery-of-grown-up-congenital-heart-disease-about-540%C3%A2-cases
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A Haddad, R Bourezak, M Aouiche, R Ait Mohand, A Hamzaoui, S E Bourezak
INTRODUCTION: With advances in recent decades in the field of congenital heart disease both for imaging in medical therapy, a large number of heart disease is diagnosed before birth. Many of them benefit from surgery and reach adulthood, they do not require further action. Some of them develop later in their lives other problems requiring reoperation in adulthood. This sparked the birth of a subspecialty within the department of congenital heart disease: GUCH Unit "grown up congenital heart disease"...
September 2015: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25160130/dexmedetomidine-utilisation-and-outcomes-of-children-with-trisomy-21-undergoing-congenital-heart-disease-surgery
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Brady S Moffett, Emad B Mossad, Joseph D Tobias, Antonio G Cabrera
INTRODUCTION: The diagnosis of trisomy 21 in children has been associated with failed extubation after CHD surgery. Dexmedetomidine may be a useful agent to improve postoperative outcomes in these patients, such as ventilator time, ICU length of stay, or hospital length of stay. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Pediatric Health Information System database was queried from January, 2008 to December, 2010 for patients with trisomy 21 who underwent CHD surgery. Patients who received dexmedetomidine were matched to patients who did not by propensity score...
June 2015: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25077660/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-children-with-heart-disease-and-down-syndrome-a-multicenter-analysis
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Punkaj Gupta, Jeffrey M Gossett, Peter T Rycus, Parthak Prodhan
The data on the outcomes of children with heart disease and Down syndrome receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for cardiac or respiratory failure are limited. This study aimed to evaluate morbidity and mortality associated with ECMO in children with Down syndrome and heart disease. Children younger than 18 years undergoing heart surgery and ECMO reported in the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) registry (1998-2011) were included in the study. The registry was queried for the following five heart defects: common atrioventricular (AV) canal, tetralogy of Fallot, truncus arteriosus, transposition of great vessels, and interrupted aortic arch...
December 2014: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25071941/a-treatment-refractory-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-sharing-arterial-origin-with-the-artery-of-adamkiewicz-repeated-endovascular-treatment-after-failed-microsurgery
#17
Johanna Eneling, Per M Karlsson, Sandro Rossitti
BACKGROUND: Effective management of a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF) can be accomplished with either microsurgery or endovascular embolization, but there is a consensus that in patients in whom a radiculomedullary artery supplying the anterior spinal artery (ASA) originates from the same feeding artery as the SDAVF, the endovascular approach is to be avoided. CASE DESCRIPTION: The patient was a 46-year-old woman with progressive lower limb paraparesis, sensory deficit, and sphincter dysfunction...
2014: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24996643/pseudo-preexcitation-is-prevalent-among-patients-with-repaired-complex-congenital-heart-disease
#18
Alyse M Carlson, Joseph W Turek, Ian H Law, Nicholas H Von Bergen
This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of preexcitation and possible pseudo-preexcitation among patients undergoing complex congenital heart surgery at a single center. During a 6-year period (2007-2013), the study retrospectively reviewed the electronic medical records and electrocardiograms (ECGs) of 98 patients who had undergone complex cardiac surgery at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. The presence and timing of delta waves or short PR interval were evaluated as well as the results of testing for the presence of an accessory pathway...
January 2015: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24967053/arteriovenous-fistula-of-the-filum-terminale-misdiagnosed-and-previously-operated-as-lower-lumbar-degenerative-disease
#19
Pankaj Sharma, Alok Ranjan, Rahul Lath
Filum terminale arteriovenous fistula (FTAVF) presenting as a cause of failed back surgery syndrome is a rare entity. We report a 48-year-old male patient who presented with clinical features of a conus medullaris/cauda equina lesion. He had upper and lower motor neuron signs in both the lower limbs with autonomic dysfunction. The patient was misdiagnosed and was operated twice earlier for lumbar canal stenosis and disc prolapse. After reviewing his clinical and radiological findings a diagnosis of FTAVF was made...
June 2014: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24620529/-ecographic-viewing-and-prenatal-diagnosis-of-infradiaphragmatic-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-drainage-report-of-a-case
#20
R Martínez-Domingo, C Bravo-Arribas, F Gámez-Alderete, E García de Castro-Rubio, L J De León
Anomalous pulmonary venous connection is a rare pathology, both partial and total forms, according to the number of pulmonary veins draining into the left atrium, respectively. Total forms are classified into four groups, depending upon the anomalous connections to the systemic veins: supra, intracardiac or below, and finally a mixed form, the less frequent. Prenatal, even postnatal diagnose is difficult, especially in partial isolated forms. The association with chromosomal abnormalities is low, however is highly associated with complex heart malformations, especially total forms, often in the context of heterotaxy syndromes...
December 2013: Ginecología y Obstetricia de México
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