Double shunt technique for hybrid palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome: a case report
Serviço de cirurgia Cardíaca Pediátrica do Hospital do Coração (HCor), São Paulo - SP - Brazil
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011, 6:146 doi:10.1186/1749-8090-6-146Published: 26 October 2011
We report a technique to palliate hypoplastic left heart syndrome, with no PDA stenting, but with double polytetrafluoroethylene shunt from pulmonary artery to ascending and descending aorta by combined thoracotomies. A 30-day-old female was operated with this technique. Five months after first operation, the child was submitted to Norwood/Glenn operation. Good hemodinamic recovery and initial clinical evolution was observed. The child was extubated in 8th post operatory day and reentubated in the next day due to pulmonary infection. Despite antibiotic treatment, the child died after systemic infectious complications.