Rehabilitation of pulmonary arteries: hybrid treatment in the unilateral
absence of the pulmonary artery.
We present two patients with history of recurrent respiratory
infections, fatigue and sweating. They were diagnosed with absence of
connection between the main pulmonary artery (MPA) and right pulmonary
artery (RPA) and bilateral ductus arteriosus, with the RPA originating
from the ductus arteriosus. Treatment was approached with a hybrid
strategy: percutaneous intraluminal angioplasty with a right intraductal
stent and device closure of the left ductus arteriosus and followed by
surgical reconstruction with interposition of a graft from RPA to MPA.
Both patients had a favorable outcome.