Functional pulmonary atresia: a case report

Y. Umebayashi, K. Arikawa, N. Chosa, T. Kinjo, S. Nishida, D. Tabata, T. Haraguchi, S. Aihoshi, S. Seki, K. Umemoto

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A male neonate, two days of age, was admitted with cyanosis and tachypnea. Chest roentgenograms showed massive cardiomegaly and decreased pulmonary vasculatures. Echocardiographic and the right ventriculographic findings were interpreted as showing primary pulmonary atresia with secondary tricuspid incompetence. At a Brock operation, however, there was no resistance in passing the instrument through the pulmonary valve. The baby died twelve hours after surgery. Postmortem examination showed that the tricuspid regurgitation was a cause of the functional pulmonary atresia (FPA). It is important to distinguish FPA from pure pulmonary atresia because conservative therapy is the first choice for the FPA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)644-646
Number of pages3
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1992

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    Umebayashi, Y., Arikawa, K., Chosa, N., Kinjo, T., Nishida, S., Tabata, D., Haraguchi, T., Aihoshi, S., Seki, S., & Umemoto, K. (1992). Functional pulmonary atresia: a case report. Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery, 45(7), 644-646.