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Double-root inversion for complex malposition of the great arteries with tricuspid valve straddling.

Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg 2021 03 8;2021. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

University Hospital of Geneva University Hospital of Laussane Switzerland.

Dextro-transposition of the great vessels associated with pulmonary stenosis, double-outlet right ventricle, and straddling of the tricuspid valve is an uncommon condition. Several treatment options are available for this malformation, but most of them are not optimal. For patients with transposition of the great vessels, the gold standard procedure, which is an arterial switch procedure, would usually be performed, whereas for patients with pulmonary stenosis, a Rastelli operation or a Nikaidoh procedure would be proposed. Both of these methods have several advantages and disadvantages. Selected patients can qualify for the double-root rotation procedure, which is limited by the function of the pulmonary and aortic valves, the position of the coronary arteries, and the skill of the surgeon[1]. After a thorough analysis of all the preoperative test results, our patient qualified for a surgical correction of the malformation. Due to preexisting pulmonary regurgitation and severe dilation of the pulmonary root, the patient was not considered a good candidate for the arterial switch operation. Therefore, it was decided that the double-root inversion was the best option. Introduction The double-root inversion gives the patient the possibility of avoiding a reoperation. If the patient were to have the Nikaidoh or the Rastelli procedure, we know that the pulmonary graft would eventually have to be replaced. For this reason, we would like to share our experience with the double-root inversion method.
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March 2021