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arterioplasty

 [ahr-te´re-o-plas″te]
surgical repair or reconstruction of an artery.
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ar·te·ri·o·plas·ty

(ar-tēr'ē-ō-plas'tē),
Any operation to repair, reconstruct, or alter the configuration of an artery.
[arterio- + G. plastos, formed]
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arterioplasty

(är-tîr′ē-ə-plăs′tē)
n.
Surgical reconstruction of the wall of an artery.
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ar·te·ri·o·plas·ty

(ahr-tēr'ē-ō-plas-tē)
Any operation for the reconstruction of the wall of an artery.
[arterio- + G. plastos, formed]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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###Age at surgery (years)###Valve###TAP###RV myomectomy###VSD closure###Reduction pulmonary arterioplasty
In infants with life-threatening airway obstruction surgery is necessitated due to poor prognosis with medical treatment.5 However, the two main questions regarding repair are whether a prosthetic pulmonary valve should be inserted and secondly whether to perform pulmonary reduction arterioplasty along with the classical ToF repair.
The presence and severity of respiratory distress are the deciding factors in pulmonary reduction arterioplasty. In patients with respiratory compromise, a pulmonary reduction arterioplasty is performed which may be combined with a Le'compte manoeuvre.4 Sometimes despite repair of primary lesion, these patients continue to have a complicated course because of irreversible changes in the airways (bronchomalacia or tracheomalacia) secondary to prolonged extrinsic vascular compression during peri-natal development.4,5,7
As dictated by their respiratory symptoms, three of the six patients underwent pulmonary reduction arterioplasty. Out of these, the two younger patients had no valve inserted, while the older one had a bioprsothetic valve (Case 5) and showed satisfactory post-operative results.