Occlusion of the left superior vena cava- coronary sinus connection in a child with Glenn dysfunction by the transcatheter approach


Saygi M., Tola H. T. , Guzeltas A., Odemis E.

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.42, no.7, pp.671-674, 2014 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5543/tkda.2014.32137
  • Title of Journal : TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.671-674

Abstract

A 14-year-old male patient presented with cyanosis and tiredness. The patient had undergone a Glenn procedure at age 12 following the echocardiographic determination of a double inlet left ventricle, ventriculoarterial discordance, moderate valvular-subvalvular pulmonary artery stenosis, non-restrictive inlet ventricular septal defect and right ventricle hypoplasia; his oxygen saturation was 70%. Echocardiography evaluation showed retrograde flow from the vena cava superior to the innominate vein and a left superior vena cava (LSVC) opening into the coronary sinus (CS). Here, we report the case of a patient evaluated for Glenn dysfunction in whom an increase in oxygen saturation was observed following transcatheter occlusion of the LSVC-CS connection using an Amplatzer septal occluder.