Cost-effectiveness of transaxillary muscle-sparing same-day operative closure of patent ductus arteriosus

Frank Cetta, Serafin Y. Deleon, Patrick T. Roughneen, Lynn C. Graham, Robert C. Lichtenberg, Timothy J. Bell, Dolores A. Vitullo, Elizabeth A. Fisher

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Abstract

Transaxillary muscle-sparing patent ductus arteriosus closure performed as same-day surgery is described in 10 patients. This approach provides a superb cosmetic result while obviating the need for thoracostomy tube placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1281-1282
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume79
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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