suschi/Christine- OT, Scimatar Syndrome

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suschi/Christine- OT, Scimatar Syndrome
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Tue, 08-12-2003 - 4:52pm
article enclosed. I don't know if it is the same of pertains to Noah in any way, but thought I'd pass on the link.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/458682?mpid=17009

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 08-12-2003 - 5:27pm
Thanks for posting this Miki. Yes, that describes Noah,

"include hypoplasia of the right lung, dextroposition of the heart, hypoplasia of the right pulmonary artery (RPA), and anomalous systemic arterial supply from the aorta to the right lung"

it often includes a hole in the heart, ASD in particular, Noah had an ASD and VSD. They were to redirect the vein in the right lung, but it was just too small to do the job, so they decided the best course of action was to remove the lung.

This article is perfect to post on a support group I moderate. There are several families out there facing surgery for their little ones and want to know what options are available. The only other case history I had was from 11 cases, the paper was presented in 1998.

Thanks again,

Christine