Article Abstract

Reverse Szabo technique for stenting a single major aorto-pulmonary collateral vessel in pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect

Authors: Igor V. Polivenok, John P. Breinholt, Sri O. Rao, Olga V. Buchneva

Abstract

Management of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PA-VSD) in the neonatal period presents numerous challenges. Endovascular stenting of the ductus arteriosus or of a collateral vessel in ductal-dependent pulmonary circulation as an alternative to the Blalock-Taussig (BT) shunt has become increasingly popular in the last decades. The utilization of the reverse Szabo (anchor-wire) technique for single collateral vessel stenting in a case of PA-VSD is described.