Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Robert Gross has stated that his first ligation of a patent ductus arteriosus in 1938 “formed the opening wedge in the surgical attack on congenital cardiovascular anomalies.”9 Ligation or division of the ductus has become a simple procedure associated with almost no morbidity or mortality. However, the complication of operative hemorrhage from a torn or insufficiently sutured ductus is so serious that the operation should always be approached with respect, proper planning, and meticulous technique.
KeywordsPulmonary Artery Premature Infant Aortic Arch Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Patent Ductus Arteriosus
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