The use of the right atrial flap in total cavopulmonary connection.

Abstract

A technical modification of total cavopulmonary anastomosis (TCPC) is described. Inferior vena cava (IVC) channel is constructed from the right atrial wall in a fashion similar to Senning's operation. The use of Gore-TexR (W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.) patch or tube is avoided. We have used the technique in 11 patients between 1988 and 1991 (six complex… (More)

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