May 1971

Pulmonary Artery Banding in Tricuspid Atresia Without Transposed Great Arteries

Author Affiliations

Richmond, Va
From the departments of pediatrics (Drs. Tingelstad and Eldredge), surgery (Dr. Lower), and radiology (Dr. Howell), Medical College of Virginia, Health Sciences Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;121(5):434-437. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02100160104017

An infant with tricuspid atresia and normally related great arteries presented with increased pulmonary blood flow and congestive heart-failure. Despite intensive medical management the patient developed persistent collapse of the left lung attributed to compression of the left main-stem bronchus between the distended left pulmonary artery and enlarged left atrium. Marked clinical improvement resulted from banding the main pulmonary artery.