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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 86 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.04.094
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2000-2001

Abstract

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.