Thoracoscopic Vascular Rings Chart Review
The purpose of this study is to review the use of diverticulopexy, and collect data regarding the ease of the procedure and the overall outcome.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Retrospective|
|Official Title:||Thoracoscopic Vascular Rings Chart Review|
|Study Start Date:||August 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2007|
In addition to dividing the vascular ring, some surgeons stress the importance of performing a diverticulopexy (an additional stitch which holds the ring open and prevents recurrence). This is a difficult step to perform through the thoracoscope.
We plan to review the use of this step, the diverticulopexy, and collect data regarding the ease of the procedure and the overall outcome. Once we have accomplished this, we hope to present our initial results of this new procedure.
|United States, Georgia|
|Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston|
|Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322|
|Principal Investigator:||Brian Kogon, MD||Emory University|