Vascular sling with tracheomalacia: surgical management

Vincent R. Conti, Thom E. Lobe

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)310-311
Number of pages2
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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