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Successful one stage biventricular correction of aortic atresia with a ventricular septal defect and discordant ventriculo-arterial connections

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 August 2008

Tjark Ebels*
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thorax Centrum, Groningen, the Netherlands.
Friedhelm Dapper
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Justus-Liebig-Universitat, Giessen, Germany.
Jurgen Bauer
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Justus-Liebig-Universitat, Giessen, Germany.
Rainer M. Bohle
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Justus-Liebig-Universitat, Giessen, Germany.
Karl J. Hagel
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Justus-Liebig-Universitat, Giessen, Germany.
Peter G.J. Nikkels
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Academisch Ziekenhuis, Groningen, the Netherlands.
Friedrich W. Hehrlein
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Justus-Liebig-Universitat, Giessen, Germany.
*
Tjark Ebels MD PhD. Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thorax Centrum, Academisch Ziekenhuis, P.O Box 30 001, 9700RB Groningen, The Netherlands. Tel: 31 50 3613238, Fax: 31 50 3611347

Summary

Aortic atresia is rare in the setting of a normally developed left ventricle with a ventricular septal defect. In this combination, as far as we know, it has been described only with concordant ventriculo-arterial connections, for which seven one-stage biventricular repairs have now been described. We describe here the case of a 3½-month-old male infant with a similar combination but with discordant ventriculo-arterial connections and severe pulmonary hypertension. It was the right ventricle which achieved normal size in this arrangement, presumably because of the ventricular septal defect. One-stage biventricular correction was accomplished, employing a single pulmonary allograft, aided by massive doses of Prostaglandin El. As far as we know this is the first report of the combination of aortic atresia, discordant ventriculo-arterial connections, a ventricular septal defect and balanced ventricles. We complement our surgical account, nonetheless, with a description of a comparable specimen from our anatomic museum.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1997

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