Clinical outcomes of prophylactic Damus-Kaye-Stansel anastomosis concomitant with bidirectional Glenn procedure.

@article{Shimada2012ClinicalOO,
  title={Clinical outcomes of prophylactic Damus-Kaye-Stansel anastomosis concomitant with bidirectional Glenn procedure.},
  author={Masatoshi Shimada and Takaya Hoashi and Koji Kagisaki and Isao Shiraishi and Toshikatsu Yagihara and Hajime Ichikawa},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={143 1},
  pages={137-43, 143.e1}
}
OBJECTIVE We evaluated prophylactic Damus-Kaye-Stansel (DKS) anastomosis in association with the timing of a bidirectional Glenn (BDG) procedure as second-stage palliation aiming at Fontan completion to prevent late systemic ventricular outflow tract obstruction. METHODS Between 1996 and 2005, 25 patients (14 boys; median age, 12 months) underwent a BDG procedure concomitant with DKS anastomosis. All had a systemic ventricular outflow tract through an intraventricular communication or… CONTINUE READING