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Patent ductus arteriosus in a Nigerian adult: A case report and overview of treatment modalities


1 Department of Surgery, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
3 Department of Anaesthesia, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
4 Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

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Ismail Mohammed Inuwa,
Department of Surgery, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_332_20

A 22-year-old university student presented to our hospital with a 7-year history of recurrent palpitation and easy fatigability, with occasional dry cough and no history of fever or weight loss. Examination revealed the presence of machinery murmur, and echocardiography revealed isolated patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). She had left thoracotomy and double ligation of the uncalcified PDA. Chest drain was inserted and she did well postoperatively, and she was discharged home on the 5th postoperative day. Postoperative echocardiography revealed no residual PDA.


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