A possible role for steroid therapy in preventing postoperative stenosis in totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection

Andrew Sands, Brian Craig, Frank Casey

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Abstract

We report three cases of pulmonary venous stenosis developing after repair of totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection. In each case, we used steroids as a therapeutic measure following re-operation. In two cases, we were successful in preventing significant re-stenosis. The third patient rapidly developed stenosis (mean pulmonary wedge pressure approximately 20 mmHg at cardiac catheterisation) after stopping steroids. This patient subsequently died after a third operation. The remaining patients continue to do well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-242
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology in the Young
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1998

Keywords

  • Postoperative venous stenosis
  • Steroids
  • Totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection

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