Journal article

A Review of the Management of Pulmonary Atresia, Ventricular Septal Defect, and Major Aortopulmonary Collateral Arteries

Jerome Soquet, David J Barron, Yves d'Udekem

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The management of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PA/VSD) and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs) has significantly changed over the past 20 years. Unifocalization and rehabilitation have been described as diametrically opposed strategies. An updated review focused on the management of this complex and rare condition is needed. METHODS: Articles related to PA/VSD/MAPCAs issued until December 2017 were screened. Twelve main studies published in the modern era (since 2000) were selected and analyzed. RESULTS: Unifocalization and rehabilitation respectively focus on the mobilization of collateral arteries and the growth of native pulmonary vessels. A ..

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