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Bjork surgery for tricuspid atresia--revisited.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19609595     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a 19-year-old college student completely asymptomatic who underwent successful Bjork surgery (right atrium-to-right ventricle connection) in infancy with excellent results. Surgical approach for tricuspid atresia is done in three stages. Blalock Tuassig shunt soon after birth or pulmonary artery band depending on the size of the ventricular septal defect (VSD) and the main pulmonary artery, Glenn surgery (bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt) at 3-6 months of age, and Fontan surgery at 2-3 years age. There are many short- and long-term complications after Fontan surgery and patients require multiple medications throughout life. For tricuspid atresia with normally related great arteries, large VSD, and normal pulmonary valve, Bjork surgery offers the advantages of right ventricular growth, biventricular function, and good outcome without any medications.
Sadia Tauqeer Ansari; Brojendra Agarwala
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-07-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-22     Completed Date:  2010-02-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1166-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Chicago Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL 60637-1470, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Fontan Procedure
Heart Atria / surgery*
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Heart Ventricles / surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Treatment Outcome
Tricuspid Atresia / surgery*
Young Adult

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