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Extracardiac rerouting of the persistent left superior vena cava in the left isomerism heart.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14997980     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The left isomerism heart is common to have various forms of the systemic and pulmonary venous connections, for which numerous reparative methods have been proposed. This report describes a successful extracardiac rerouting of the persistent left superior vena cava of a 6-year-old girl patient having the isomerism heart, bilateral superior vena cava, partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection, and partial form of the atrioventricular septal defect. Intraatrial rerouting of the left superior vena cava was found unfeasible, since this procedure had a potential hazard to obstruct the systemic and/or pulmonary venous drainage. The patient recovered uneventfully and is leading a normal life 6 years after the surgery.
Noriyasu Kawada; Masaaki Yamagishi; Kiyozo Morita; Toshiyuki Kanazawa; Yuzuru Nakamura
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1344-4964     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-04     Completed Date:  2004-03-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884261     Medline TA:  Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  88-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Saitama Children's Hospital, Saitama, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Coronary Circulation
Heart Defects, Congenital / physiopathology,  surgery*
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities
Vena Cava, Superior / surgery*

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