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Anatomic correction of congenitally corrected transposition and its close cousins

  • Edward L. Bove (a1), Richard G. Ohye (a1), Eric J. Devaney (a1), Hiromi Kurosawa (a2), Toshiharu Shin'oka (a2), Aki Ikeda (a2) and Toshio Nakanishi (a2)...

Abstract

The congenital cardiac malformation characterized by discordant connections between the atriums and ventricles, as well as those between the ventricles and the arterial trunks, has been given many names. The terms atrioventricular discordance, l-transposition of the great arteries, ventricular inversion, and congenitally corrected transposition have all been used. Regardless of terminology, this complex congenital anomaly has only recently been studied to analyze the long-term effects of its natural history and outcomes following traditional surgical repair of the associated malformations which serve to uncorrect the circulatory pathways. As more patients survive into adulthood, the effects of this condition are now better understood, and the surgical approaches used in the past are being re-examined in light of longer-term follow up.

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Correspondence to: Edward L. Bove MD, Director, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, Congenital Heart Center, F7830 Mott Children's Hospital, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, United States of America. Tel:+734 936 4980; Fax:+734 763 7353; E-mail: elbove@umich.edu

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