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Truncus arteriosus: successful surgical correction without the use of a valved conduit.
  1. K G Reid,
  2. M J Godman,
  3. J E Burns


    A new operation for the restoration of continuity between the right ventricle and pulmonary circulation in truncus arteriosus in infancy without the use of a tube graft is described. This was achieved by anastomosing the inferior margin of the detached confluent branch pulmonary arteries to the apex of a vertical infundibular ventriculotomy to form the posterior wall of the reconstructed right ventricular outflow tract. A patch of pericardium was used to form the anterior wall and complete the primary cardiac repair.

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