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Maze procedure in a case of dextrocardia with atrial septal defect and persistent left superior vena cava

, : Maze procedure in a case of dextrocardia with atrial septal defect and persistent left superior vena cava. Kyobu Geka. Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery 67(9): 805-808

A 52-year-old man was diagnosed with dextrocardia at the age of 1 year and was asymptomatic until 1 year before admission. He was transferred to our hospital for management of atrial fibrillation. A transthoracic echocardiogram showed dextrocardia with atrial septal defect;moderate tricuspid valve regurgitation; and a large, persistent left superior vena cava. A cardiac catheterization study revealed that pulmonary flow/systemic flow (Qp/Qs) was 3.6 and that pulmonary vascular resistance was 2.5 Wood U·m². Intracardiac repair with tricuspid annuloplasty and a maze procedure was scheduled. When establishing cardiopulmonary bypass, venous drainage was initially obtained from the inferior vena cava and the left superior vena cava, and the small superior vena cava was then directly cannulated after opening the right atrium. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful, and serial electrocardiograms have demonstrated maintenance of normal sinus rhythm for 3.5 years after the operation.


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