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Authors Karimi M, Farouk A, Stork J, Hennein HA
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Journal Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg Volume: 7 Issue: 4 Pages: 664-6
Publish Date 2008 Aug
PubMed ID 18487238

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a rare congenital heart defect characterized by underdevelopment of left-sided heart structures, including the aortic arch. The contemporary surgical management of this anomaly includes the Norwood procedure and provision of pulmonary blood flow by either a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (MBTS) or a right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery (RV-PA) conduit, commonly referred to as the Sano shunt. We report on an unusual complication of the Sano shunt, that of a giant right ventricular pseudoaneurysm occurring at the shunt insertion site. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System