Right Atrial Flap Repair for Left Superior Vena Cava Draining into Left Atrium.

Erek E. , Aydin S. , Suzan D.

The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, vol.64, no.1, pp.59-61, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0035-1564931
  • Title of Journal : The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-61


There are different surgical methods for the repair of persistent left superior vena cava that connects directly to the left atrium. We describe an extracardiac surgical technique that includes direct anastomosis of persistent left superior vena cava to the right atrium with right atrial flap and autologous pericardium. We have performed this procedure in four cases and there is no obstruction at postoperative control studies. Right atrial flap repair is a feasible extracardiac technique that offers growth potential.