Interrupted aortic arch in infancy
Data from 30 infants with interrupted aortic arch in the New England Regional Infant Cardiac Program, 1968 to 1974, were reviewed. All patients had major associated cardiac abnormalities: approximately one third had ventricular septal defect with patent ductus arteriosus, one third had complex ventricular septal defect with left ventricular outflow obstruction, and one third had complex intracardiac lesions incompatible with survival. Twenty-one of the patients had either palliative or reconstructive surgery, with a hospital mortality rate of 76%. Nine patients did not have surgery; eight of them died at a median age of four days. One-stage primary repair of interrupted aortic arch including the associated cardiac defects, using deep hypothermia and circulatory arrest, is proposed as the current method of treatment in such infants.
Successful total repair of interrupted aortic arch associated with ventricular septal defect and large patent ductus arteriosus
Successful total correction of congenital interruption of the aortic arch and ventricular septal defect
Newborn with persistent truncus arteriosus and interrupted aortic arch demonstrating reverse left subclavian artery flow
An unusual case of multiple aortic abnormalities: total occlusion of aortic arch, left external iliac artery, and bicuspid aortic valve in a 21-year-old man
Interrupted aortic arch with ventricular septal defect: an unsuspected fatal congenital anomaly in forensic pathology
Atresia of the aortic arch, with a collateral artery from the right subclavian artery supplying the descending aorta
Aortopulmonary Window with Interrupted Aortic Arch and Pulmonary Artery Sling: Diagnosis by Echocardiography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Case Report and Literature Review
Cross-sectional echocardiographic recognition of interruption of aortic arch between left carotid and subclavian arteries
Interrupted aortic arch with a right descending aorta and right ductus arteriosus, causing severe right bronchial compression
An adult with aortic arch interruption associated with sinus venosus atrial septal defect and partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection
Unexpected neonatal death caused by interrupted aortic arch, an uncommon congenital great vessel malformation: An autopsy case report
Computational fluid dynamic simulations for determination of ventricular workload in aortic arch obstructions
Interrupted aortic arch beyond adolescence repaired by prosthetic vestibule from common carotid-to-descending thoracic aorta
Management of aortic arch interruption with prostaglandin E1 infusion and microporous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene grafts
Asymptomatic Interrupted Aortic Arch, Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation, and Bicuspid Aortic Valve in a 76-Year-Old Woman
Anatomy of coarctation, hypoplastic and interrupted aortic arch: relevance to interventional/surgical treatment
Neonatal Death Caused by Interrupted Aortic Arch Associated With 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: An Autopsy Case Report.
Proximal Descending Thoracic Aortic Pseudoaneurysm in a 24-Year-Old Man after 2 Childhood Repairs of Interrupted Aortic Arch
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