Rapid Communication| Volume 51, ISSUE 2, P277-279, February 1962

Extrapleural approach for patent ductus arteriosus

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      Extrapleural exposure for division and suture of the patent ductus arteriosus is described.
      It is our impression that this technique offers certain advantages over the usual transpleural approach, both during operation and for the effects in the postoperative period. It should be most useful in the treatment of seriously ill infants.
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