Surgical repair of pulmonary artery sling without concomitant correction of associated tracheal abnormalities has yielded poor results in the past. We combined vascular sling repair done during cardiopulmonary bypass through a median sternotomy incision with tracheopexy for severe associated tracheomalacia in 2 infants. Neither experienced substantial postoperative respiratory difficulties and both had patent vascular anastomoses at 1 year after repair, thus supporting this approach when this combination of lesions is present.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine