ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
An arterial switch operation in a case with transposition of the great arteries where all coronary arteries originated from the sinus 2
Ahmet Şaşmazel1, Ayşe Yıldırım2, Ayşe Baysal3, Hasan Erdem1, Hasan Sunar1
1Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul
2Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Çocuk Kardiyolojisi Kliniği, İstanbul
3Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Anestezi ve Reanimasyon Kliniği, İstanbul
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.103
The implantation of coronary arteries during an arterial switch operation plays a critical role in patients diagnosed with transposition of the great arteries. Especially, the coronary artery patterns involving the origination of all coronary arteries from a single sinus are among the conditions carrying the highest surgical risk and may cause the torsion or kinking of the proximal coronary arteries during coronary artery implantation. Herein, we presented a seven-day-old male neonate undergoing an arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries in which all the coronary arteries originated from the sinus 2. Different techniques for the translocation of the coronary arteries were also discussed.
Keywords : Coronary anamolies; transposition of the great arteries; switch operation
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