Novel approach for orthotopic heart transplantation in visceroatrial situs inversus

Robert E. Michler, Aqeel A. Sandhu

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Abstract

Orthotopic heart transplantation was performed successfully in a 7-year-old girl with visceroatrial situs inversus. Creation of two autologous left-sided atrial tissue baffles tunneled the left superior vena cava and inferior vena cava to the right of the pulmonary veins. The reconstructed caval tunnels remain widely patent more than 4 years after transplantation. The ability of autologous tissue to grow with the patient has distinct advantages in the pediatric transplant population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-197
Number of pages4
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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