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Surgical Repair of Truncus Arteriosus Associated With Interrupted Aortic Arch: Long-Term Outcomes

Lyubomyr Bohuta, Aisyah Hussein, Tyson A Fricke, Yves d'Udekem, Martin Bennett, Christian Brizard, Igor E Konstantinov

Annals of Thoracic Surgery | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Truncus arteriosus (TA) with interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is a rare combination of complex anomalies. We report long-term follow-up after one-stage repair of TA associated with IAA. METHODS: From April 1985 to August 2007, 16 patients with TA associated with IAA underwent one-stage repair. RESULTS: There were 2 (12.5%) early deaths and no late deaths. Follow-up was 92.9% complete (13 of 14 patients), with 1 patient lost to follow-up. Median duration of follow-up was 18.2 years (range, 2.1 to 21.9 years). Functional status in all patients was good. Thirteen patients underwent 25 surgical reoperations and 5 interventional procedures (3 aortic arch balloon angioplasties and 2 pulmo..

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