Bilateral banding of malpositioned pulmonary artery branches

Ryo Aeba, Soshu Kotani, Kentaro Yamabe, Ryohei Yozu

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This report presents two rare cases of malpositioned pulmonary artery branches managed by bilateral banding. The left-branch pulmonary artery, originating from and directly superior to the right branch, entered the posterior mediastinum before heading toward the left pulmonary hilum. The ostium of the left branch could not be visualized by midline sternotomy. Therefore, a double-subtraction technique was used to pass the banding tape around the left branch from the right side. The tape location was adjusted and confirmed by intraoperative echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1938-1940
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec


  • Congenital heart disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Neonate
  • Pulmonary arteries/veins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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