Berry syndrome, a complex aortopulmonary malformation: one-stage repair in a neonate

Ann Thorac Surg. 1997 Oct;64(4):1167-9. doi: 10.1016/s0003-4975(97)00810-2.


Successful one-stage repair of a Berry syndrome (interrupted aortic arch, distal aortopulmonary septal defect, right pulmonary artery branch originating from the ascending aorta, and intact ventricular septum) in the neonatal period has been reported in only 2 cases. We report the case of a newborn operated on with deep hypothermic arrest and isolated myocardial perfusion in whom the interrupted aortic arch was corrected by direct anastomosis between the ascending and descending aorta and the aortopulmonary septal defect was treated with reconstruction of the pulmonary trunk and right pulmonary artery, using a flap of aortic tissue. A native pericardial patch was used to reconstruct the ascending aorta.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / surgery*
  • Aorta / abnormalities*
  • Aorta / surgery
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery
  • Heart Septal Defects / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*
  • Pulmonary Artery / surgery
  • Syndrome