Pericardial flap aortopexy: an easy and safe technique in the treatment of tracheomalacia


Koyluoglu G., Gunay I., Ceran C., Berkan O.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.43, ss.295-297, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.295-297

Özet

A 5-month-old boy who had been operated for esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula was presented with recurrent life-threatening apneic spells, expiratory stridor and difficulty in feeding. Diagnosis of tracheomalacia was confirmed by bronchoscopy and pericardial flap aortopexy was performed. Pericardial flap aortopexy is a relatively simple procedure with minimal risk to the aorta. Minimal dissection is required and there are no sutures placed in the aortic wall, thus avoiding the risk of tears.