Absorbable pulmonary artery band

Giles J. Peek, Saify S. Arsiwala, K. Chen Chan, Mark St J. Hickey

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Absorbable pulmonary artery banding may be a useful method of avoiding further operation or angioplasty in patients whose underlying lesion has a natural history of resolution. We report 2 cases of absorbable pulmonary artery banding using braided Dexon. In both cases the bands functioned well initially and were completely resorbed after 2 years and 6 months, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-541
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Peek, G. J., Arsiwala, S. S., Chan, K. C., & Hickey, M. S. J. (1997). Absorbable pulmonary artery band. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 64(2), 539-541. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-4975(97)00546-8