Rupture of a synthetic VSD patch 28 years after total correction of Fallot's anomaly
2006 (English)In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, ISSN 0003-4975, Vol. 81, no 4, 1510-1512 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Patients operated on for complex congenital heart malformations need continuous follow-up. We present a male patient born in 1948 with Fallot's anomaly. A total correction was performed when he was 21 years old. Twenty-eight years after the operation, at routine follow-up, he presented with a significant left-to-right shunt because of a new ventricular septal defect. During the operation we found the original patch to be fractured with a central perforation. The patient received a new patch and has been without any clinical symptoms since. © 2006 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 81, no 4, 1510-1512 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-33765DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2005.03.068Local ID: 19816OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-33765DiVA: diva2:254588