A Novel Technique of Single Patch Repair of Right Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return to the Superior Vena Cava by Right Atrial Edge Rotation

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Abstract

In patients with partial anomalous pulmonary venous return of the right superior pulmonary veins to the superior vena cava, surgical repair generally consists of either intraatrial baffle with or without caval enlargement, or superior caval transection and cavoatrial anastomosis to the right atrial appendage. We discuss here a novel technique of superior caval enlargement without need for patch material or reimplantation.

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