Proximal Sano anastomosis aneurysm due to degeneration of bovine pericardial patch

Chawki Elzein, Sujata Subramanian, David Roberson, Tarek Husayni, Anastasios Polimenakos, Michel Ilbawi

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We report a 5-year-old girl with hypoplastic left heart syndrome who originally underwent a Norwood procedure with a Sano shunt. Subsequent procedures included a bidirectional Glenn and extracardiac Fontan with a Gore-Tex graft (W.L Gore and Associates, Flagstaff, AZ). The patient was found to have a heart murmur on a follow-up visit 3 years later. Echocardiography and computed tomography imaging showed an aneurysm of the proximal Sano anastomosis. The patient underwent successful surgical repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)993-996
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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