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atresia

[ə′trē·zhə]
(medicine)
Imperforation or closure of a natural orifice or passage of the body.
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Longest survivor of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect: well-developed major aortopulmonary collateral arteries demonstrated by multidetector computed tomography.
Pulmonary atresia and the collateral circulation to the lungs.
On the other hand, some reports have stressed that in some patients with pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect (VSD), MAPCAs may contribute to maintain pulmonary blood flow.
1) The temporary lack of dinoprostone due to logistical problems at the pharmaceutical company led to difficulties in managing a small infant with pulmonary atresia.
Steve and Angela Carter, of Belmont, Durham, used the facility when their two-year-old son Jenson was seriously ill after birth having been diagnosed with oesophaegal atresia and pulmonary atresia - meaning he had a gap in his oesophagus and one of the arteries in his heart was not properly formed.
Mrs Shears said: "Dexter was born with pulmonary atresia and by five-months-old he had undergone two major open heart operations which saved his life.
These include pulmonary atresia with an intact ventricular septum, a large patent ductus arteriosus, congenital mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation, or ventricular septal defect, tricuspid valve stenosis, right ventricular hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension.
8, 2005, with pulmonary atresia and abnormal coronary arteries.
He was born with pulmonary atresia, a heart defect which stops blood from being pumped into the lungs effectively, so starving the organs of oxygen.
Jake was born with pulmonary atresia - one heart chamber missing - which means only half of his heart works properly.
I have a six-year-old daughter with a heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia and discontinuous branch pulmonary arteries.
They have a combination of problems known as Tetralogy of Fallot, or Tet, complicated by pulmonary atresia -- their pulmonary artery is missing or malformed -- and extra vessels called major aortopulmonary collaterals, or MAPCAs.

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