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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Abstract

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
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Arterial Switch Operation

Keywords

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

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

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Managing the posterior coronary loop in the arterial switch operation : the 'inverse flap' technique. / Di Donato, Roberto M.; Gandolfo, Fabrizio; Affinito, Vincenzo; Brancaccio, Gianluca.

In: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 16, No. 6, 2013, p. 895-896.

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