Patent Arterial Duct and Vascular Ring in a Premature Infant

  • Anil Bhattarai Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua
  • Vladimiro Vida Department of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery, University of Padua
  • Silvia Ricato Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua
  • Sabrina Salvadori Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua
  • Giovanni Stellin Department of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery, University of Padua

Abstract

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
bidimensional echocardiography.

Keywords: congenital heart disease; premature infant; surgery; vascular ring.

Published
2013-03-31
How to Cite
Bhattarai, A., Vida, V., Ricato, S., Salvadori, S., & Stellin, G. (2013). Patent Arterial Duct and Vascular Ring in a Premature Infant. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 52(189), 275-276. https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.581
Section
Case Reports