Fenestration Between the Left Atrial Appendage and Left Superior Vena Cava in Kawashima Operation

Turkoz R., Omay O., Ayabakan C., Vuran C., Tokel K., Gunay I., ...More

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.86, no.6, pp.2000-2001, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 86 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.04.094
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.2000-2001
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


The benefits of a baffle fenestration in essentially high-risk Fontan patients have been demonstrated. Described here is the use of a new fenestration between the left atrial appendage and the left superior vena cava after Kawashima operation in a patient with a double-outlet right ventricle with hypoplastic left ventricle, left atrial isomerism, bilateral superior vena cavae with no bridging vein, an interrupted inferior vena cava, and continuation of the hemiazygos vein to the left superior vena cava.