Repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection in infancy: experience from a developing country.

@article{Choudhary1999RepairOT,
  title={Repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection in infancy: experience from a developing country.},
  author={Shiv Kumar Choudhary and Anil Bhan and Rajesh Kumar Sharma and Ankit Mathur and Balram Airan and Anita Saxena and Shyam Sunder Kothari and Rajnish Juneja and Panangipalli Venugopal},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={155-9}
}
BACKGROUND Corrective surgery for total anomalous pulmonary venous connection in infancy still carries high morbidity and mortality rates in developing countries. The present study evaluates the factors responsible for it. METHODS Seventy-three infants were operated on for total anomalous pulmonary venous connection from January 1987 through October 1997. Age ranged from 5 days to 12 months (mean, 3.9+/-0.24 months), with 10 (13.7%) patients younger than 1 month old. Patient weight varied… CONTINUE READING