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Successful repair of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect without the use of a conduit: a new surgical option
  1. Zohair Al-Halees,
  2. Omar Galal,
  3. Neil Wilson
  1. Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Report of two cases

    Abstract

    A new technique for the restoration of continuity between the pulmonary artery and the right ventricle in pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect without the use of a conduit is described. This was accomplished by anastomosing the inferior margin of the distal pulmonary artery to the apex of a T-shaped infundibular ventriculotomy to form the posterior wall of the reconstructed right ventricular outflow tract. A winged patch of bovine pericardium was then used for the anterior wall to complete reconstruction of the transannular right ventricular outflow tract. This technique was used successfully in two patients.

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