septostomy


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sep·tos·to·my

(sep-tos'tŏ-mē),
Surgical creation of a septal defect.
[septo- + G. stoma, mouth]

septostomy

(sĕp-tŏs′tə-mē)
n.
The surgical creation of an opening in a septum.

sep·tos·to·my

(sep-tos'tŏ-mē)
Surgical creation of an artificial opening in a septum, particularly the interatrial septum.
[septo- + G. stoma, mouth]
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On the basis of procedures, the global cardiac catheter market includes the segments of balloon septostomy, catheter ablation, bipolar pacing, coronary angioplasty, left heart catheterization, and right heart catheterization.
Four patients with transposition of great arteries with intact interventricular septum had successfully balloon atrial septostomy. Neonate with infracardiac TAPVC underwent surgery and expired in immediate post operative period.
Material and Method: It was a comparative cross-sectional study of all consecutive young infants with transposition of the great arteries that underwent balloon atrial septostomy for restrictive inter-atrial communication and cyanosis from January 2012 to December 2014.
Riemenschneider et al., "Laser atrial septostomy," American Heart Journal, vol.
There are a few case reports, especially in pediatric patients, of endoscopic ventricular washouts and drainage in refractory cases, as well as septostomy to restore CSF flow in cases complicated by unilateral hydrocephalus [10, 11].
His cardiac history is significant for d-TGA with a ventricular septal defect (VSD) and sub-valvular and valvular pulmonary stenosis palliated with a balloon septostomy on day of life zero and right modified BlalockTaussig shunt at 10 days of age followed by a completion Rastelli repair at 10 months of age with VSD patch and placement of a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit.
Incidence and clinical implications of early inadvertent septostomy after laser therapy for twin-twin transfusion syndrome.
Another surgical therapeutic option is atrial septostomy, which involves the creation or enlargement of an atrial septal defect to allow decompression of the right heart and improved leftsided cardiac output.
Our consultant, Dr Robert Yates, performed the balloon septostomy and our son was then whisked off to the intensive care unit.
The appearance and adjacency of both twin fetal movements confirmed the diagnosis of spontaneous septostomy of the dividing membrane.
To the best of our knowledge, atrial septostomy and Fontan fenestration by radiofrequency (RF) energy via an NRG needle have not been reported [7].