Patent Arterial Duct and Vascular Ring in a Premature Infant
We report a case of a 750 grams premature female who was scheduled for surgical ligation of a
patent arterial duct. Intra-operative findings showed a patent arterial duct in association to a retro-esophageal aortic arch creating a complete vascular ring around the trachea, which was successfully
divided. A vascular ring should be ruled-out in premature infants prior to ductal ligation at
Keywords: congenital heart disease; premature infant; surgery; vascular ring.
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