Aortic reconstruction using a main pulmonary artery flap in an isolated aortopulmonary window

Hong Ju Shin, Younggi Jung, Jae Seung Shin

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Aortopulmonary window (APW) is a rare cardiac anomaly that was reported to occur in only 43 cases over 33 years at a large-volume cardiac center. It can present as an isolated anomaly or in combination with another cardiac anomaly. The surgical technique for APW has evolved from simple ligation to separation of the 2 great arteries. However, because of the rarity of APW, there is no standard surgical treatment for this disease entity. Herein, we present successful aortic reconstruction using a main pulmonary artery flap after separation of the 2 great arteries in a neonate with isolated APW.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-238
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1



  • Aortic reconstruction
  • Aortopulmonary Septal Defect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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