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Plastic bronchitis: symptomatic improvement after pulmonary arterial stenting in four patients with Fontan circulation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 December 2013

Daniel Tanase
Affiliation:
Departement of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, German Heart Center Munich, Munich, Germany
Peter Ewert
Affiliation:
Departement of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, German Heart Center Munich, Munich, Germany
Andreas Eicken
Affiliation:
Departement of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, German Heart Center Munich, Munich, Germany
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Abstract

Plastic bronchitis is a severe complication after a Fontan procedure, with an estimated incidence around 1–2% and poor prognosis. We present the cases of four patients with plastic bronchitis after a total cavopulmonary connection with a stenosis of the left pulmonary artery that was stented successfully. In three of the four patients, symptoms improved after catheter intervention in combination with pulmonary vasodilator and inhalative treatment.

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