ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
THE ARTERIAL SWITCH OPERATION IN TRANSPOSITION OF THE GREAT ARTERIES WITH LEFT VENTRICULAR OUTFLOW TRACT OBSTRUCTION: 3 CASE REPORTS
Emin Tireli, Buğra Harmandar, Murat Başaran, *Zerrin Sungur, Enver Dayıoğlu, Ertan Onursal
İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Ana Bilim Dalı, İstanbul
*İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Ana Bilim Dalı, İstanbul
Arterial switch operation is controversial in transpositions of great arteries (TGA) with left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) or pulmonary valve abnormalities. In this study, we reported 3 consecutive patients with TGA and LVOT abnormalities who underwent an arterial switch operation between 1998 and 2001. In these patients, anatomic LVOT obstruction was developed due to fibromuscular tissues, anomalous muscle bands and subvalvar fibrous membranes. Additional abnormalities were ventricular septal defekt and/or bicuspid pulmonary valve. In all patients arterial switch operation was performed successfully with relief of LVOT obstruction.
Keywords : Arterial switch operation, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, transpositions of great arteries
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