Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1984; 32(3): 182-183
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1023379
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Pulmonary Artery Sling in Identical Twins - Report of Two Cases

S. Westaby1 , R. Dinwiddie, A. Chrispin2 , J. Stark
  • Thoracic and Respiratory Units, The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, UK
  • 1The Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane Road, London W12, UK,
  • 2The City Hospital, Hucknall Road, Nottingham, UK
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Pulmonary artery sling was successfully treated by division and reimplantation of the left pulmonary artery in identical twins. Long-term patency of the reimplanted pulmonary artery in both twins as well as in 4 other operated children was confirmed by lung perfusion scan. Early operative treatment of pulmonary artery sling is advocated.