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Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Abstract

Repair of this anomaly is usually performed through a left fourth interspace thoracotomy. In rare cases, when the ductus is located in the right chest, a right fourth interspace incision is used. Division of the isolated ductus rather than ligation is used, except in premature infants or before cardiopulmonary bypass when working through a median sternotomy. Division is safer and should avoid ductal fracture or incomplete closure, which are risks of ligation.

Keywords

Cardiopulmonary Bypass Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Subclavian Artery Patent Ductus Arteriosus Median Sternotomy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

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