Additional aortopulmonary collaterals in patients referred for coil occlusion of a patent ductus arteriosus

Frank Ing, Cleo Laskari, Fredrick Z. Bierman

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Coexisting aortopulmonary collaterals in patients diagnosed with a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) are rare findings. Percutaneous transcatheter closure of PDA and requisite aortography offer an unique opportunity to identify and treat these systemic arterial anomalies, which would be missed by echocardiographic evaluation alone. The significance of these collaterals is unclear, but it may contribute to left heart dilation from additional left to right shunting in patients with an otherwise isolated small PDA. Of 18 patients undergoing transcatheter occlusion of a PDA with Gianturco coils, 2 were found to an additional significant aortopulmonary collaterals, which were also occluded.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes



  • Aortopulmonary collaterals
  • Gianturco coil
  • Patent ductus arteriosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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