Heart, Lung and Circulation
Case Report| Volume 14, ISSUE 1, P54-57, March 2005

Operation for Adult Patent Ductus Arteriosus using an Aortic Stent-Graft Technique

      Patent ductus arteriosus is a condition usually diagnosed and treated in childhood but in some instances is not detected until adult life. Although surgical closure remains the accepted treatment in most cases, stent-grafting has emerged as a possible alternative treatment for persistent ductus arteriosus in the adult. We describe a case of elective repair of a patent ductus arteriosus using an aortic stent-graft technique in a young man. Successful use of the endoprosthetic approach may allow more widespread use of this technique in adult patent ductus arteriosus.


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