Diagnosis and surgical treatment of adult aortico-right ventricular tunnel.

@article{Lin2010DiagnosisAS,
  title={Diagnosis and surgical treatment of adult aortico-right ventricular tunnel.},
  author={Bai-song Lin and Xiu-he Zhang and Yi-zhong Jiang and Bai-min Zhang and Dong-mei Gao and Jun Song},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={2024-6}
}
Aortico-right ventricular tunnel (ARVT) was successfully corrected in a 32-year-old patient. The diagnosis was preoperatively suspected on the basis of Doppler echocardiography and it was confirmed by a three-dimensional computed tomographic scan. The ARVT originated independently above the right coronary sinus. Surgical closure with 5-0 polypropylene in the middle of the tunnel under modest hypothermia was successfully performed. Follow-up was found to be satisfactory 3 months later.