Successful release of recurrent pulmonary venous obstruction after repair of totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection by transcatheter implantation of stents
We report a 3-month-old female infant, in whom pulmonary venous obstruction occurred after repair of totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection, and which was successfully released by a transcatheter implantation of a stent using the transseptal approach. Close follow-up is required, since the long-term outcome is still unclear. Nevertheless, transcatheter implantation of stents is a promising option for treating this challenging lesion.(Accepted January 4 2006)
Key Words: Catheter intervention; infant; transseptal approach.
c1 Correspondence to: Kenji Waki MD, Division of Pediatrics, Heart Institute, Kurashiki Central Hospital, 1-1-1 Miwa, Kurashiki, 710-8602 Japan. Tel: +81 86 422 0210; Fax: +81 86 421 3424 ; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org