Left pulmonary artery stenosis is a well-recognized complication following the Norwood procedure. We herein report two cases in which ascending aortic extension was performed to enlarge the retroaortic space in children with left pulmonary artery stenosis after the Norwood procedure. We used graft interposition in the ascending aorta to increase the retroaortic apace and concomitantly performed extended left pulmonary artery reconstruction. This procedure obtains a more balanced distribution of the pulmonary blood flow, which is crucial to achieve good Fontan circulation.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2021|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine