Surgical anatomy of atrioventricular septal defect.

  title={Surgical anatomy of atrioventricular septal defect.},
  author={Iki Adachi and Hideki Uemura and Karen P. McCarthy and Siew Yen Ho},
  journal={Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals},
  volume={16 6},
This review aims to describe the anatomic spectrum of hearts classified with the collective term atrioventricular septal defect. Despite their anatomical variety, hearts with the stigmata of atrioventricular septal defect share the characteristic feature of a common atrioventricular junction guarded by a 5-leaflet valve. The lack of normal atrioventricular septation makes the aorta un-wedged, resulting in an elongated outlet length on the left ventricular surface (known as inlet-outlet… CONTINUE READING