Truncus arteriosus is a rare cardiac anomaly, accounting for less than 4% of all congenital lesions. It is the result of failed aorticopulmonary septation during the fifth week of gestation leading to a single arterial trunk overriding the interventricular septum, a single semilunar valve, and typically a large conotruncal ventricular septal defect. Several classifications exist, and it typically requires surgical repair in the neonatal period. We present a 5-day old female neonate who was diagnosed postnatally with type I truncus arteriosus in which the pulmonary arteries arose from a discrete pulmonary trunk that originated from the posterolateral aspect of the common arterial trunk. A successful repair was undertaken using a variant of the Barbero-Marcial technique.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Multimedia manual of cardiothoracic surgery : MMCTS / European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery|
|State||Published - Jan 31 2022|
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© The Author 2022. Published by MMCTS on behalf of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved.
- Conotruncal anomaly
- Conotruncal ventricular septal defect,
- Decellularized aortic homograft
- Pulmonary conduit
- Truncus arteriosus
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