Surgical repair of aorto-right ventricular tunnel in an infant

Ann Thorac Surg. 1993 Feb;55(2):520-2. doi: 10.1016/0003-4975(93)91034-k.


A rare case of aorta to right ventricle tunnel with associated pulmonary stenosis was corrected on cardiopulmonary bypass in a 3-month-old infant. Both the aortic and ventricular openings were closed with a patch. Although the repair was successful and the child was discharged from the hospital, septicemia developed and she died later. Early repair of this defect is recommended.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Endocardial Cushion Defects / diagnostic imaging
  • Endocardial Cushion Defects / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Methods
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Radiography