Combined tricuspid valvuloplasty and superior cavopulmonary anastomosis for repair of traumatic tricuspid valve injury

V. Vivian Dimas, Ronald G. Grifka, Charles D. Fraser

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Chronic tricuspid valve insufficiency secondary to blunt chest trauma is rare in the pediatric population, with fewer than 10 cases reported. Surgical repair has focused on the tricuspid valve. We present 2 cases of traumatic tricuspid valve insufficiency in pediatric patients after blunt chest trauma in whom tricuspid valve repair was performed along with superior cavopulmonary anastomosis. To our knowledge, this is the 1st report of the use of this combination of surgical procedures for repair of traumatic tricuspid regurgitation in either adults or children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-420
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 23 2004



  • Accidents, traffic
  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Chordae tendineae/injuries
  • Heart injuries/etiology/surgery
  • Human
  • Tricuspid valve insufficiency/etiology/surgery
  • Tricuspid valve/injuries/surgery
  • Wounds, nonpenetrating/etiologies/complications/ diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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