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Surgical correction in complete levotransposition of the great arteries with an unusual subaortic ventricular septal defect.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  961609     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Six children with an uncommon variant of complete (that is, physiologically uncorrected) transposition of the great arteries are described. In this malformation, levoposition of the aorta is coincident with situs solitus and concordant atrioventricular relations. All patients underwent successful surgical correction. Four had a ventricular septal defect; in three, the defect was subaortic and because of its unusual anatomic features, a right ventriculotomy was required for repair. Interatrial transposition of venous return was carried out in all cases by insertion of a baffle, as in complete dextrotransposition of the great arteries. The surgical verification of the arterial positions in these cases illustrated the fallibility of the so-called loop rule. The significance of the cases in relation to terminology, classification and morphogenesis of this variant is discussed.
C Lincoln; J Hasse; R H Anderson; E Shinebourne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1976 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-11-01     Completed Date:  1976-11-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  344-51     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities
Child, Preschool
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / surgery
Heart Atria / surgery
Heart Catheterization
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / surgery
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / radiography,  surgery*
Heart Septum / surgery
Infant, Newborn
Prostheses and Implants
Prosthesis Design
Transposition of Great Vessels / radiography,  surgery*

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