Atrially based pericardial tunnel for central pulmonary artery construction

Richard A. Perryman, Robert D B Jaquiss

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Abstract

Discontinuity of central intrapericardial pulmonary arteries requires reconstruction of a pulmonary artery confluence before cavopulmonary connection, whether this connection be by bidirectional Glenn or Fontan procedure. Reconstruction of the central pulmonary arteries has previously been described using material of poor or no growth potential. A method is described for central pulmonary artery reconstruction that provides growth potential and is based on previous experience with Fontan lateral tunnel construction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-230
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume64
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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