Minimally Invasive Transthoracic Device Closure of an Acquired Sinus of Valsalva-Right Ventricle Fistula in a Pediatric Patient

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Lei Gao 1 , Qin Wu 2 , Xinhua Xu 3 , Tianli Zhao 4 , Yifeng Yang 5 , *

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How to Cite: Gao L , Wu Q, Xu X , Zhao T, Yang Y. Minimally Invasive Transthoracic Device Closure of an Acquired Sinus of Valsalva-Right Ventricle Fistula in a Pediatric Patient, Iran J Pediatr. 2014 ; 24(3):327-330.

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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics: 24 (3); 327-330
Published Online: May 16, 2014
Article Type: Case Report
Received: October 14, 2013
Accepted: April 23, 2014

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Abstract

Background: Sinus of Valsalva-right ventricle fistula is a recognized but very rare complication after surgical repair of subaortic ventricular septal defect. Surgical repair with cardiopulmonary bypass and percutaneous transcatheter closure guided by x-ray has been the traditional treatment for fistula of sinus of Valsalva.Case Presentation: Recently, we have used a novel approach, that avoids the need for either secondary open surgical repair or radiation exposure; that is, minimally invasive transthoracic device closure guided by transesophageal echocardiography to occlude an acquired sinus of Valsalva-right ventricle fistula in a 4-year-old patient.Conclusion: To our knowledge, there have been no prior cases reported of this technique applied to close an acquired sinus of Valsalva-right ventricle fistula. This report aims to provide a detailed description of the procedure.

 

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Fistula of Sinus of Valsalva Minimally invasive Device Closure Transesophageal Echocardiography

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