Neeraj Awasthy*, Savitri Shrivastava and KS Iyer
Department of Cardiology, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, IndiaFulltext PDF
Persistent Truncus arteriosus (TA) and Tetrology of Fallot is commonly associated with unilateral absence of branch pulmonary arteries. Of these two TA being a high flow and high pressure situation has early setting of worsening pulmonary vascular resistance. Thus operability and management remains an issue of contention in such a case of TA. Also of concern in long term outcome of these subgroup of patient whenever they are operated and more so when they undergo surgery in post infancy period. We describe a case of TA with absent left pulmonary artery followed up for four years.
Awasthy N, Shrivastava S, Iyer KS. Single Lung Repair for Truncus Arteriosus: A Case Report Defining Issues. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1175.