Anomalous Systemic Artery to the Left Lower Lobe: Literature Review and a New Surgical Technique

Jacob R. Miller, Timothy S. Lancaster, Aaron M. Abarbanell, Peter B. Manning, Pirooz Eghtesady

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Abstract

Anomalous systemic arterial supply to the basal segments of the left lower lobe without coexisting pulmonary artery connection is a rare anomaly. Most feel treatment is necessary; however, the ideal strategy is unclear. Treatments described include embolization, pulmonary resection, or anastomosis to the native pulmonary artery. We recently encountered an infant with this anomaly and present a literature review summarizing all recent reports. Additionally, we describe a novel surgical technique to create a tension-free anastomosis utilizing segmental aortic translocation that we employed in our patient due to a large distance between the anomalous vessel and native left pulmonary artery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-332
Number of pages7
JournalWorld journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2018

Keywords

  • anastomosis
  • artery
  • lobectomy
  • pulmonary arteries

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