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Failure of pulmonary artery banding due to migration of the band
  1. D. Verel,
  2. D. G. Taylor,
  3. J. L. Emery
  1. Sheffield Cardiothoracic Unit, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU
  2. Sheffield Children's Hospital


    Pulmonary artery banding controlled the distal pulmonary artery pressure at operation in a 16-month old infant. When she was reinvestigated over two years later there was no pressure gradient at the site of the band. At operation the band was found to have migrated into the lumen of the artery.

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