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The use of an endotracheal tube for cannulation of left superior vena cava via coronary sinus for repair of a sinus venosus atrial septal defect.
  1. A M Harris,
  2. S Shawkat,
  3. J S Bailey
  1. Department of Surgery, Groby Road Hospital, Leicester.


    A reinforced cuffed endotracheal tube was used to drain blood from a left superior vena cava via the coronary sinus during patch repair of a sinus venosus defect in a 65 year old patient. This approach produced good drainage and a bloodless operative field.

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