Right pulmonary artery to left atrial fistula in a neonate: case report and review of the literature

M. C. Mongé, H. M. Russell, A. M. Popescu, J. D. Robinson

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Abstract

A communication between the right pulmonary artery (RPA) and the left atrium is a rare congenital anomaly that presents with cyanosis and heart failure. We describe the surgical repair of an RPA to left atrial fistula using cardiopulmonary bypass in a neonate. Advanced imaging (computed tomography scan) guided the surgical approach. Although previous reports have associated a patent ductus arteriosus with high neonatal mortality, in our case, the ductus arteriosus was actually important for maintaining enough total pulmonary blood flow.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-310
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Volume5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

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