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Anatomical tricuspid valve replacement in a patient with corrected transposition of the great arteries and situs inversus with 90° clockwise rotation of the heart through right thoracotomy.
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PMID:  20796091     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The patient was a 34-year-old man with corrected transposition of the great arteries and situs inversus who was admitted with dyspnea. He had undergone ventricular septal defect closure and pulmonary valve commissurotomy at the age of 15. Preoperative examinations revealed severe tricuspid (systemic atrioventricular valve) insufficiency associated with dysfunction of the systemic (anatomical right) ventricle. The tricuspid valve orifice was shown to open dorsally by computed tomography. Because of 90° clockwise rotation of the heart, surgery was performed through right side thoracotomy. Tricuspid valve replacement with preservation of all leaflets and chordae tendineae was performed successfully, and the patient had an uneventful recovery after surgery.
Tomoyuki Minami; Sinichi Suzuki; Yukihisa Isomatsu; Munetaka Masuda
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1540-8191     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  740-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Surgery, Yokohama City University, 3-9 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
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