A right ventricular outflow tract stent was implanted in a 1-month-old (3.5 kg) baby boy with tetralogy of Fallot and worsening cyanosis to relieve infundibular and pulmonary valve stenosis in the setting of well-developed pulmonary artery branches. This management allowed a symmetric and optimal growth of the pulmonary artery branches, with right and left pulmonary arteries measuring 7-mm (z-score, +1.3 SD) and 7.3-mm (z-score, +1.7 SD), respectively, 3 months after stent implantation. No signs of pulmonary overcirculation developed, and complete surgical repair was performed at the age of 6 months.
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Louali, F.E., Azagoh-Kouadio, R., Kammache, I. et al. Stenting Right Ventricular Outflow in an Infant With Tetralogy of Fallot and Well-Developed Pulmonary Arteries. Pediatr Cardiol 34, 438–440 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00246-012-0282-z
- Pulmonary artery
- Pulmonary artery branches
- Right ventricular outflow
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Valve stenosis
- Blalock-Taussig shunt