Minimally Invasive Patent Ductus Arteriosus Ligation

Alejandro Garcia, Jeffrey Lukish

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A patent ductus arteriosus is a common condition, particularly in premature infants. Many spontaneously resolve but those that lead to clinical instability require closure. Conservative measures can be highly successful in selected groups. Surgical repair is effective and both open and minimally invasive approaches can be used. The minimally invasive approach may result in less long-term morbidity from a thoracotomy and may prove advantageous for these fragile infants, including less pain, shorter time on the ventilator, and shorter hospital stays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinics in Perinatology
StateAccepted/In press - 2017


  • Congenital heart disease
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Neonate
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Premature infants
  • Surgical ligation
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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