Managing the posterior coronary loop in the arterial switch operation: the 'inverse flap' technique

Roberto M. Di Donato, Fabrizio Gandolfo, Vincenzo Affinito, Gianluca Brancaccio

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Posterior coronary looping remains a risk factor when performing an arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries. In such a situation, to avoid the risk of overstretching, we use an 'inverse' flap technique, resulting in a tension-free relocation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)895-896
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • Arterial switch operation
  • Congenital
  • Great vessels
  • Transposition of great arteries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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