Sutureless Repair of Pulmonary Venous Obstruction after Repair of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (1a{2aj

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Department of Radiology*, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan)

Katsushi Kinouchi Kiyozo Morita Kazuhiro Hashimoto
Koji Nomura Yoshimasa Uno Youkou Matsumura
Ken Nakamura Takayuki Abe Hiroshi Kagawa
Tooru Sakuma*
Pulmonary venous obstruction (PVO) after repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection remains a significant problem. Once it occurs, it not infrequently recurs. A 14-month-old boy with recurrent pulmonary venous obstruction after repair of mixed type total anomalous pulmonary venous connection was successfully treated by the method of sutureless in situ pericardial repair and anastomosis of the left pulmonary vein to the left atrial appendage. His postoperative course was uneventful. Cardiac catheterization at 2 years and 9 months after the re-redo operation showed successful relief of PVO with marked reduction of pulmonary hypertension. In addition, multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) performed 3 years and 1 month after the operation showed no pulmonary vein obstruction.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 35: 328-332 (2006)