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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 40, Issue 6, pp 885–894 | Cite as

Post-operative cardiac lesions after cardiac surgery in childhood

  • Phalla OuEmail author
  • Laurence Iserin
  • Oliver Raisky
  • Pascal Vouhe
  • Francis Brunelle
  • Daniel Sidi
  • Damien Bonnet
Review

Abstract

A new population of patients in cardiology has been growing steadily so that the number of grown-ups with congenital heart disease (GUCH) is almost equal to those under paediatric care. The dramatic improvement in survival should lead to a larger number of GUCH patients than children with CHD in the new millennium. Although echocardiography remains the imaging modality of choice, cross-sectional imaging techniques have a decision-aiding function for the postoperative evaluation of surgical reconstructions as well as in the preparation of complex interventional procedures. Cardiovascular CT and MRI are often complementary in providing comprehensive complex anatomical evaluation, haemodynamic assessment of residual postoperative lesions and complications of surgery. A thorough understanding of postsurgical corrections is a prerequisite for choosing the optimal imaging techniques and achieving an accurate evaluation.

Keywords

Heart Congenital CT MRI Child 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phalla Ou
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Laurence Iserin
    • 2
  • Oliver Raisky
    • 2
  • Pascal Vouhe
    • 2
  • Francis Brunelle
    • 1
  • Daniel Sidi
    • 2
  • Damien Bonnet
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric RadiologyUniversity Paris Descartes, UFR Necker-Enfants Malades, APHPParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of Cardiology, Centre for Congenital Cardiac Malformations-M3CUniversity Paris Descartes, UFR Necker-Enfants Malades, APHPParisFrance
  3. 3.Department of Pediatric RadiologyHôpital Necker-Enfants MaladesParis Cedex 15France

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