A female infant developed severe aortic coarctation 42 days after a Norwood
operation. Balloon dilatation was ineffective due to rapid recoil of the n
arrowing, but stent implantation completely abolished coarctation. Although
the patient died because of low systemic output with high pulmonary flow 6
2 days after stent implantation, an autopsy showed that the implanted stent
was widely patent without any restenosis. Transcatheter stent implantation
should be considered for coarctation in selected situations even in early
infancy. (C) 2001 Wiley-Liss, Inc.