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A new technique of transannular monocusp patch-repair of the right ventricular outflow tract in repair of Tetralogy of Fallot.
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PMID:  17314068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) is a key procedure in repair of Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). The procedure creates pulmonary insufficiency (PI) that may compromise the right ventricular (RV) function, particularly during late follow-up. A simple way to reduce PI is to create a monocusp patch from xenografts, homografts, fascia lata, and autologous pulmonary artery or pericardium. Each of those has limitations. The autologous pericardial valve sewn on another pericardial patch is one of the earliest monocusp patches used clinically but loses anti-PI effect soon after the operation presumably due to degeneration or absorption of the monocusp. I have therefore designed and used a new technique (folded monocusp patch) to create a monocusp for TOF repair in children and adults. The technique has been used in nine patients of the 18 TOF patients who needed transannular patch-repair in total 74 TOF repairs. The monocusp patch-repaired patients had minimal or mild PI and good RV function beyond 8-12 months. The long-term results await follow-up and further study in multi-institutions.
Guo-Wei He
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-02-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart, lung & circulation     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1443-9506     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung Circ     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-23     Completed Date:  2007-06-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963739     Medline TA:  Heart Lung Circ     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Wuhan Heart Institute, The Central Hospital of Wuhan, Wuhan, China.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Child, Preschool
Heart Ventricles / surgery
Pericardium / transplantation*
Pulmonary Artery / surgery
Retrospective Studies
Suture Techniques
Tetralogy of Fallot / surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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