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Percutaneous device closure of a bifurcated inferior vena cava and completion of the Kawashima procedure for the "difficult" univentricular heart.
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PMID:  20936470     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Azygos continuation of inferior venacava (IVC) is well known in association with interrupted IVC. We report azygos connection of uninterrupted IVC in a young child with complex univentricular heart. This peculiar anatomy was made suitable for univentricular repair by combining percutaneous device closure of prehepatic right limb of IVC and bidirectional Glenn shunt. The azygos vein acted as a conduit for IVC flow to superior venacava as in Kawashima's operation. This case highlights a rare IVC morphology. Also this innovative strategy allowed simple solution to a challenging problem and is first time described in the literature.
Maitri Chaudhuri; Devananda Shivanna; M Jayranganath; Subash Chandra
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore, India.
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