Balloon dilatation angioplasty of a stenotic Blalock-Taussig anastomosis - A case report


Saltik I. , Gulereroglu A., Sanoglu A., Batmaz G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.38, ss.515-519, 1996 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 38
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.515-519

Özet

A 12-year-old boy with tetralogy of Fallot was evaluated for increasing cyanosis and exercise intolerance. The patient had a right Blalock-Taussig shunt operation If years previously and a left modified Blalock-Taussig shunt operation one year previously. After demonstration of hypoplastic pulmonary arteries, the stenosed right Blalock-Taussig shunt and the totally occluded, left modified Blalock-Taussig shunt were successfully dilatated with a 7-mm-diameter angioplasty balloon resulting in a 5-mm-diameter patent shunt. We believe that, when possible, balloon dilatation angioplasty of stenosed Blalock-Taussig shunts is a reasonable and safe alternative to surgery.

Article 

Balloon dilatation angioplasty of a stenotic Blalock-Taussig anastomosis. A case report.

Pediatric Cardiology Unit, Istanbul University Institute of Cardiology, Istanbul.
The Turkish journal of pediatrics (Impact Factor: 0.56). 01/1996; 38(4):515-9.
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ABSTRACT A 12-year-old boy with tetralogy of Fallot was evaluated for increasing cyanosis and exercise intolerance. The patient had a right Blalock-Taussig shunt operation 11 years previously and a left modified Blalock-Taussig shunt operation one year previously. After demonstration of hypoplastic pulmonary arteries, the stenosed right Blalock-Taussig shunt and the totally occluded, left modified Blalock-Taussig shunt were successfully dilated with a 7-mm-diameter angioplasty balloon resulting in a 5-mm-diameter patent shunt. We believe that, when possible, balloon dilatation angioplasty of stenosed Blalock-Taussig shunts is a reasonable and safe alternative to surgery.