Absorbable pulmonary artery band

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

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Abstract

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
Volume64
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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