Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 83–89 | Cite as

Taussig-Bing anomaly and coarctation of the aorta in infancy: Surgical options

  • Samuel H. Sadow
  • David P. Synhorst
  • George Pappas


The coexistence of the Taussig-Bing anomaly and coarctation of the aorta is a highly complex situation carrying a dismal prognosis. Through our experience and a review, we have observed that neonates requiring coarctation repair, pulmonary artery banding, and patent ductus ligation are at high risk of expiring before reaching an age at which a difficult total repair is feasible. It appears that patients presenting beyond the neonatal period have a better chance of surviving an initial surgical procedure and the definitive repair. A surgical management protocol has been suggested. Although associated with an uncertain late prognosis, arterial level repairs are the most physiologic, and their results to date are encouraging.

Key words

Taussig-Bing anomaly Coarctation of the aorta Congenital heart disease Cardiac surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel H. Sadow
    • 1
  • David P. Synhorst
    • 1
  • George Pappas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery and CardiologyChildren's HospitalDenverUSA

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