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PDA- Patent Ductus Arteriosus surgery for infant. Is that an easy going surgery?
Hello, my son is 6 month old and has PDA. We've already scheduled the surgery in February. I just want to get advice and comments from parents whose infant had the same surgery PDA ligation and would like to get information about the recovery process, does it take long time? how does infant feel after the surgery?
- gangadharan nairLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) ligation
* Before birth, there is a natural blood vessel between the aorta (the main artery to the body) and the pulmonary artery (the main artery to the lungs) called the ductus arteriosus. This opening usually closes shortly after birth. A PDA occurs when this opening fails to close.
* Sometimes a simple surgery can be done. In this procedure, the surgeon inserts a few small tubes into an artery in the leg and passes them up to the heart. Then, a small metal coil or another device is put into the child’s arteriosus artery. The coil or other device blocks the blood flow, and this corrects the problem.
* Another method is to make a small cut, or incision, on the left side of the chest. The surgeon reaches in and ties off the ductus arteriosus, or divides and cuts it. Tying off the ductus arteriosus is called ligation.Source(s): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/00... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent_ductus_arterio... http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec19/ch287/ch287e.html#... http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/patent-ductus-art... http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/00...
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Its a straight forward procedure