A New Technic for Complete Correction of Transposition of the Great Vessels
An Experimental Study with a Preliminary Clinical Report
A procedure for complete anatomic correction of transposition of the great vessels is described. The technic is based on the concept of isolating an aortic segment containing both coronary ostia and turning the segment over to fit the outflow stump of the left ventricle. Experimental work and two clinical trials are presented and discussed.
We believe that this operation provides an anatomic and physiologic correction of the great vessels and coronary arteries in transposition. In spite of two clinical failures, we think this operation is worthy of further trials.
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