Patent Ductus Arteriosus

  • Bradley J. Harlan
  • Albert Starr
  • Fredric M. Harwin
Part of the Comprehensive Manuals of Surgical Specialties book series (CMSS)


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.


Pulmonary Artery Premature Infant Aortic Arch Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Patent Ductus Arteriosus 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bradley J. Harlan
    • 1
  • Albert Starr
    • 1
  • Fredric M. Harwin
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Cardiopulmonary SurgeryUniversity of Oregon Health Sciences CenterPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Medical IllustratorPortlandUSA

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