Title

Conduit from hypoplastic right ventricle to pulmonary artery in tricuspid atresia

Document Type

Article

Department

Surgery

Abstract

Tricuspid atresia with transposition of the great arteries produces single ventricle physiology. Ultimate goals of neonatal palliative operations are to provide optimum anatomic and physiologic conditions for a Fontan procedure. A modification of the Norwood procedure is reported, with an aorto-pulmonary anatomosis, utilizing the hypoplastic right ventricle as the pulmonary out flow conduit, avoiding a left ventriculotomy and preserving its function with excellent recovery. We believe this technique has not been previously published in the English literature.

Publication

Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals