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Article
January 1973

Controlling the Growth ofAortopulmonary Anastomoses in Piglets

Author Affiliations

Toronto
From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and the Research Institute, the Hospital for Sick Children; and the University of Toronto, Toronto.

Arch Surg. 1973;106(1):72-74. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350130074016
Abstract

Aortopulmonary anastomoses were created in 36 piglets to determine whether an encircling ring of heavy silk would limit excessive growth. When an unbanded anastomosis remained patent, it grew to a large size. When the anastomosis was banded by an encircling ring of heavy silk, growth was controlled in all but one pig.

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