Periocardiophrenic Release to Prevent Conduit Compression After Neonatal Truncus Arteriosus Repair

Manan H. Desai, Aybala Tongut, Karthik Ramakrishnan, Can Yerebakan, Pranava Sinha, Richard Jonas, Syed M. Peer

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Sternal approximation postcardiac surgery in neonates can sometimes be challenging. Neonatal truncus arteriosus repair using a right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery homograft conduit is one such surgical procedure wherein there is a risk of developing conduit compression after sternal closure. We describe our technique of pericardiophrenic release at the time of delayed sternal closure to prevent hemodynamic compromise and conduit compression after sternal approximation in such cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e477-e479
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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