Patent Ductus Arteriosus 

Using post-mortem specimens and portions of a surgery film this presentation illustrates:

  • Anatomy of the ductus arteriosus 
  • Closing of the ductus arteriosus and development of the ligamentum arteriosum
  • Diagnosis of PDA based on auscultation, radiographs, and angiograms
  • Surgical ligation of a PDA

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Copyright 2002-2005 The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. James W. Buchanan
Students: Mike Pierdon (2002), Laurel Frydenborg (2003), Jay Hreiz (2005)