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Ermis Cengiz - - 2002
We report findings in a patient with 1-transposition of great arteries with single ventricle and classic Fontan procedure who required both His bundle ablation for palliation of refractory atrial tachycardia and placement of a transvenous dual-chamber atrio-ventricular permanent pacemaker for hemodynamic support. A method for retrograde trans-aortic His bundle ablation ...
Király László - - 2002
AIM: To analyze the causes and role of right ventricle failure in the morbidity and mortality after arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries in neonates. METHOD: Between January 1999 and December 2001, 62 neonates underwent arterial switch operation. The simple transposition group was comprised of 39 patients ...
Simsic Janet M - - 2002
We present the case of a newborn male with D-transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect, and subpulmonary stenosis who experienced two episodes of systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt thrombosis. Hematologic evaluation revealed heterozygous factor V Leiden mutation. This report emphasizes the importance of evaluation for inherited coagulation disorders in pediatric ...
Sharma Rajesh - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The conventional treatment of transposition of great arteries with prepared left ventricle is an arterial switch operation. This, in our experience, does not hold for patients with transposition of great arteries with intact ventricular septum where the left ventricle continues to be prepared secondary to severe pulmonary arterial hypertension ...
Woodson K E - - 2003
An arterial switch is the corrective procedure of choice for d-transposition of the great arteries but may be associated with increased morbidity and mortality when performed in low-birth-weight infants. Conversely, delaying surgery often leads to left ventricular "deconditioning" as pulmonary arteriolar resistance decreases. We present an infant with a birth ...
Himeno W - - 2003
Enlarged bronchial arteries are associated in some patients with transposition of the great arteries and intact ventricular septum. The etiology of these enlarged bronchial arteries is not yet known. In this report, we describe a case of TGA/IVS in which enlarged bronchial arteries were demonstrated from the prenatal period. The ...
Giamberti Alessandro - - 2002
Right ventricular dysfunction and tricuspid valve incompetence after atrial repair for transposition of the great arteries is an increasingly frequent problem. Left ventricular retraining to convert an atrial switch to an arterial switch is a well-known surgical option but can require a multiple-stage surgical approach. We report our successful multiple-stage ...
Hutter P A - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: The arterial switch operation was introduced in 1976 to correct transposition of the great arteries and has since replaced atrial palliation. This study examines the long-term outcomes of the arterial switch operation. METHODS: Included in the study were 195 patients who underwent the arterial switch operation from 1977 through ...
Al Qethamy Howaida O - - 2002
Results of the two-stage arterial switch operation in 49 patients with transposition of the great arteries, performed between January 1995 and September 2000, were reviewed retrospectively. Twenty-one patients had a ventricular septal defect. Anatomical correction was carried out 21.89 +/- 9.86 months after pulmonary artery banding, with or without a ...
Jouannic J-M - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: A previous anthropometric study has shown that neonates with transposition of the great arteries have a smaller head circumference and intracranial volume, which may be related to a lower oxygen content of blood delivered to the head and upper extremities. The aim of this study was to compare Doppler ...
Shigeno Taku - - 2002
Recurrence of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) or hemifacial spasm (HFS) after microvascular decompression (MVD) is not rare. The prosthesis material eventually adheres to the neurovascular structures and again transmits arterial pulsation to the nerve. A snare ligature technique using a Gore-Tex tape can be used for the transposition of the offending ...
Inoue Masahiro - - 2002
A 16-year-old girl presented with dyspnea 15 years after the Mustard operation for transposition of the great arteries with intact ventricular septum. An echocardiogram revealed secondary pulmonary hypertension due to pulmonary venous obstruction. Cardiac catheterization showed the left (pulmonary) ventricular pressure was over the systemic level. We performed a successful ...
Takayama Hiroo - - 2002
We report 2 cases of aortopulmonary window that developed after balloon angioplasty for pulmonary artery stenosis. Both patients had undergone arterial switch operations for complete transposition of the great arteries before the angioplasty. These aortopulmonary windows were repaired through elective operations. The clinical features, diagnosis, management, and proposed mechanisms of ...
Faidutti Bernard - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Complete correction of tetralogy of Fallot has good long-term results. Right ventricular outflow tract obstruction and pulmonary insufficiency occur which require reintervention. The present study evaluated the efficacy of reoperation following complete correction of tetralogy of Fallot, the sites of recurrences and impact of techniques used at first operation. ...
Chowdhury Ujjwal K - - 2002
A 5-year-old boy with stenosed left pulmonary artery following total correction of tetralogy of Fallot underwent surgical pulmonary arterioplasty through a left anterolateral thoracotomy on a normothermic perfused heart under cardiopulmonary bypass. We found this to be a convenient approach, and recommend it for correction of this lesion in the ...
Morita K - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: In anatomically corrected malposition of the great arteries, dextroposition of the posterior pulmonary artery and levoposition of the anterior aorta are associated with the leftward deviation of the proximal portion of the right coronary artery away from the right atrioventricular groove. This anatomic feature allows a transannular subpulmonary patch ...
Topor B - - 2001
Surgeons' opinions differ regarding the role of the omentum in low pelvic intestinal anastomoses. This study was undertaken to define the anatomy and surgical technique of omental transposition to the pelvis. We studied 45 cadavers to elucidate surgical aspects of omental mobilization, lengthening, and transposition into the pelvic cavity. In ...
Qayyum S R - - 2001
There is no agreement, in the chick, about the number of the endocardial cushions within the outflow tract or their pattern of fusion. Also, little is known of their relative contributions to the formation of the arterial valves, the subpulmonary infundibulum, and the arterial valvar sinuses. As the chick heart ...
Pisacane C - - 2001
We assessed the feasibility of transthoracic three-dimensional reconstruction of the pulmonary valve and subpulmonary left ventricular outflow tract in two patients with transposition of great arteries, ventricular septal defect, and obstruction to the left ventricular outflow tract. Three-dimensional reconstruction of the pulmonary valve could be displayed as "en face" through ...
Buckberg G D - - 2001
The unfolded myocardial band containing a central fold, extending between the pulmonary artery and aorta, has been used to explain the intact or wrapped cardiac structure, composed of a basal and apical loop forming a buttress and helix, connected to the outflow vessels of both ventricles. The interface between this ...
Lacour-Gayet F - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: Arterial switch is the operation of reference for the surgical treatment of transposition of the great arteries. In cases of late referral, perinatal complications or early left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, the one stage arterial switch is contra indicated. Anatomical repair remains possible in these patients following a LV retraining. ...
Tang T - - 2001
OBJECTIVES: The transposed great arteries are simply reversed by means of a conventional arterial switch operation with the Lecompte maneuver without resumption of their spiral relationship. We seek to clarify the functional implications of the spiral relationship of the great arteries by means of mathematic modeling. METHODS: Computational fluid dynamics ...
Masuda M - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated long-term results of surgical correction of congenital cardiac anomalies in infancy. METHODS: We reviewed cases of 856 patients who underwent complete correction of major cardiac anomalies in the first year of life during last 24 years at our institution, and analyzed results. Surgery involved ventricular septal defect ...
Feingold B - - 2001
A 3-month-old girl with "noisy breathing" was found to have situs inversus totalis, corrected transposition of the great arteries [I,D,D], and a vascular ring. The ring was composed of a left aortic arch with normal branching pattern and a right ligamentum arteriosum that extended from a diverticulum off the descending ...
Tavli V - - 2001
A three-year-old boy presented with generalized edema, respiratory distress, prominent right ventricular impulse and hepatosplenomegaly. He had undergone Senning repair at one year of age. On his echocardiography, there were numerous prominent trabeculations and deep intertrabecular recesses measuring approximately 5 mm in depth along the free wall and right ventricular ...
Prêtre R - - 2001
BACKGROUND: The arterial switch operation is judged the best palliative operation for neonates with transposed great arteries. We aimed to assess the value of analysing a large series of unselected cases by this technically demanding operation and formulate a realistic prognosis. METHODS: We reviewed all 432 neonates (mean age at ...
Tribus C B - - 2001
STUDY DESIGN: Dissection of 37 human cadavers was performed to assess the variability in the vascular anatomy anterior to the L5-S1 disc space. OBJECTIVES: To determine the variability of the anterior vascular anatomy at the L5-S1 disc space, and to assess its reliability as an anatomic landmark for the placement ...
Brown J W - - 2001
BACKGROUND: The arterial switch procedure has become the preferred procedure for the transposition of the great arteries (TGA) and Taussig-Bing anomaly. This analysis is intended to identify potential factors affecting survival in the current era. METHODS: From 1986 to 1999, 201 consecutive patients underwent an arterial switch operation for TGA ...
Oppido G - - 2001
The congenital absence of the pulmonary valve cusps can occur either isolated or in association with other heart lesions. We report a very rare case of a 40-day-old infant with transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect, pulmonary annular stenosis, absent pulmonary valve and aneurysmal dilation of the central ...
Mignosa C - - 2001
Transposition of the great arteries with intact ventricular septum and aortopulmonary window is an extremely rare anatomic combination, having been reported just twice previously. Other authors performed a physiologic repair, because the combination was considered unsuitable for an anatomic repair. We describe the case of a 26-day-old baby with such ...
Ootaki Y - - 2001
Double-outlet left ventricle is conventionally repaired with an extracardiac conduit when pulmonary stenosis is present. We report the use of pulmonary root translocation to the right ventricle to construct the posterior wall with autologous tissue and a porcine pericardial monocusp ventricular outflow patch anteriorly for 2 patients with double-outlet left ...
Yamazaki I - - 2001
Corrected transposition of the great arteries without associated cardiac anomalies is a rare cardiac malformation. Few patients with this anomaly survive beyond 50 years of age because of systemic ventricular dysfunction or development of AV valvular regurgitation or conduction disturbance. We describe an autopsied, uncomplicated corrected transposition of the great ...
Naito Y - - 2001
We performed ventricular septation for a 40-day-old boy with double-inlet left ventricle and discordant ventriculoarterial connection but without pulmonary stenosis. Postoperative cardiac function is satisfactory, with no evidence of pulmonary hypertension or subaortic stenosis. Nine years after the operation, the patient has an active life, is free from symptoms, and ...
Schneider D J - - 2001
A patient with d-transposition of the great arteries who underwent the Mustard operation at one year of age developed intermittent symptomatic cyanosis as a young adult. Evaluation demonstrated a large baffle leak with bidirectional flow and stenosis of the intra-atrial IVC baffle channel. Initially, a single stent was placed to ...
Kreutzer J - - 2001
Over the past 30 years, interventional cardiology has developed as a distinct subspecialty, playing a major role in the management of infants with CHD. In the neonatal period, a wide variety of transcatheter interventions are performed routinely, either as palliation or therapy, as adjunct to surgery, or in place of ...
Prêtre R - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: Assessment of the Lecompte procedure, our repair method of choice in malposition of the great arteries with pulmonary stenosis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 42 patients (median age at operation, 1.4 years) operated on between 1986 and 1999 for various forms of great artery malposition, ventricular septal defect, and ...
Eronen M - - 2001
Idiopathic arterial calcification of infancy (IACI) is a rare condition characterized by extensive arterial calcification and stenoses of large and medium-sized arteries. Its complications include severe cardiac failure diagnosed in utero as hydrops fetalis or postnatally as respiratory failure combined with cardiomegaly. Two newborn male siblings with IACI are described. ...
Aeba R - - 2001
BACKGROUND: The left atrial appendage (LAA) may serve as an alternative to the pulmonary arterial wall for right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) reconstruction without an extracardiac conduit. METHODS: Five consecutive patients with pulmonary atresia or severe stenosis underwent corrective (n = 4) or palliative (n = 1) RVOT reconstruction using ...
Chiu I S - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Suprapulmonary stenosis and coronary arterial obstruction still remain as problems after an arterial switch operation (ASO). We used a modified ASO applying the common wall and in situ transfer techniques to improve the current procedure. METHODS: From October 1996 to December 1997, 11 babies aged 6 days to 3 ...
Corno A F - - 2001
A single coronary artery can complicate the surgical technique of arterial switch operations, impairing early and late outcomes. We propose a new surgical approach, successfully applied in a 2.1 kg neonate, aimed at reducing the risk of early and late compression and/or distortion of the newly constructed coronary artery system.
Wu S J - - 2001
Conventional repair of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) is directed at eliminating the associated defects and leaves the right ventricle in a systemic position. The long-term outcome of this procedure may involve deterioration of right ventricular function with tricuspid regurgitation and failure of the conduction system. We ...
Dearani J A - - 2001
The Rastelli operation, first performed in 1968, was developed for repair of transposition of the great arteries with associated ventricular septal defect and severe pulmonary stenosis. This operation includes placement of an intracardiac baffle to direct left ventricular blood to the aorta and an extracardiac valved conduit to establish continuity ...
Imai Y - - 2001
Double-switch operation was performed in 76 patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries at the Heart Institute of Japan, Tokyo Women's Medical University. Detailed surgical techniques of Mustard and Senning procedures for inlet switch, as well as arterial switch operation, pulmonary reconstruction by direct right ventricular-pulmonary arterial anastomosis, ...
Tseng Y L - - 2000
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Conventionally, pulmonary resection with thoracoplasty is used to treat fibrocavernous complication of pulmonary tuberculosis. This operation is usually bloody, time-consuming with complicated postoperative course. To prevent massive blood loss and preserved pulmonary function, a more simplified operative procedure, cavernostomy combined intrathoracic muscle flap transposition was used and ...
Wu S J - - 2000
We report two cases of complete transposition of the great arteries with pulmonary venous obstruction which was diagnosed by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, but was not detected by transthoracic echocardiography and cardiac catheterization. The pulmonary venous obstruction was relieved simultaneously with arterial switch operation. The intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography has great contribution ...
Abdou M S - - 2000
The authors describe an endoscopic approach to the anterior aspect of the third ventricle and demonstrate its use in the cadaver. This technique consists of a small supraorbital craniotomy and a subfrontal trans-lamina terminalis approach to the third ventricle. It may be helpful in the management of refractory third ventricular ...
Amin Z - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Coronary flow reserve in the hypertrophied ventricle is reduced. One contributing factor may be the size of the proximal coronary arteries. In patients who undergo atrial inversion procedures for transposition of the great arteries, the left coronary artery supplies the pulmonary ventricle and may be smaller than the right ...
Derrick G - - 2000
Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a lethal condition without intervention. Cross-sectional echocardiography is the diagnostic investigation of choice. Intravenous infusion of prostaglandin is employed to maintain ductal patency and allow mixing of blood, thus improving tissue oxygenation. Balloon atrial septostomy is recommended once the diagnosis is made. The ...
Murakami T - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Although the arterial switch operation has become the standard surgical procedure for treatment of complete transposition, postoperative problems have not been fully appreciated. One such problem may be the postoperative function of great arteries that are manipulated radically. METHODS: The diameters at four levels of the aorta were measured ...
Noimark L - - 2000
Congenital heart disease and congenital diaphragmatic hernia are frequently associated. The combination of these lesions is predictive of poor postnatal survival. The identification of both lesions during prenatal life may facilitate improved survival in carefully selected cases. We present a case of left-sided diaphragmatic hernia with transposition of the great ...
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