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Left Bidirectional Cavopulmonary Connection in Raghib’s Defect: Report of 5 Cases and Review of Literature.

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2019 May 22;:2150135118822699

Authors: Sankhyan LK, Chowdhury UK, Diplomate NB, Bansal N, Hasija S, Jagia P

Abstract
We report five male patients aged 3, 6, 8, 10, and 15 years, respectively, undergoing left bidirectional cavopulmonary connection and concomitant Dacron patch closure of the atrial septal defect for Raghib’s defect with persistent left superior vena cava. The circulation was successfully corrected. This extracardiac procedure uses only autogenous tissues having growth potential, reduces myocardial ischemia, and avoids later baffle deterioration with pulmonary venous obstruction associated with intra-atrial baffling procedures. A wider appreciation and application of this management modality is warranted.

PMID: 31117879 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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