Aug 1, 1995

Neonatal pulmonary vascular disease in hypoplastic left heart syndrome

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
S BrannN Sreeram


A term neonate with hypoplastic left heart syndrome underwent surgical palliation using the Norwood procedure on day 2 of life. The postoperative course was complicated by recurrent systemic desaturation leading to death. Postmortem histologic examination of lung tissue confirmed the clinical impression of fixed pulmonary vascular disease. Some neonates with a restrictive interatrial communication may have pulmonary vascular disease at birth, which will negatively influence survival irrespective of the type of palliation undertaken.

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Fatal Outcome
Pulmonary Artery Structure
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Vascular Diseases
Histological Techniques
Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease (Disorder)
Structure of Parenchyma of Lung
Palliative Surgery

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