Stent angioplasty of patent ductus arteriosus has been shown to be a viable alternative to operative shunt placement in cyanotic neonates. With broader implementation of this strategy, novel complications are bound to arise. We present a series of cases evaluated for ductal stent angioplasty in which a dilated and torturous ductus arteriosus compressed the left mainstem bronchus. After reviewing our recent experience with ductal stenting and isolated Blalock-Taussig shunts, our best estimate of the incidence of bronchial compression by the dilated ductus is 4.6% (3/64, 95% confidence interval 1.0–12.9%). Awareness of the airway and other nonvascular contents of the thorax is an important consideration prior to ductal stenting.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions|
|State||Published - May 1 2020|
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- COMP—complications, pediatric catheterization/intervention
- CONP—congenital heart disease, pediatrics
- PEDI—pediatric intervention