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The unifocal bilateral bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18036965     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We propose a new surgical technique to manage the presence of bilateral superior venae cavae in single ventricle patients, a recognized risk factor for both bidirectional Glenn anastomosis and Fontan completion. The idea is to convert two small, peripheral and competing bilateral bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomoses into a single, larger, and centrally located cavopulmonary connection. This technique, used in 2 patients, provides a symmetrical distribution of pulmonary blood flow and may, in fact, yield growth of the central pulmonary arteries as well as prevent thrombus formation.
Antonio Amodeo; Roberto M Di Donato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-26     Completed Date:  2007-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2134-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiac Surgery Service of the Medical-Surgical Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / methods*
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
Heart Ventricles / abnormalities*
Pulmonary Artery / surgery*
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*,  surgery*

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