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1/19. Omental flap for mediastinitis after median sternotomy in asplenia syndrome and gut malrotation.

    We describe a 12-year-old patient with asplenia syndrome and gut malrotation who, after an interim step before a modified Fontan operation, developed life-threatening mediastinitis. A flap of the omentum arising from the transverse colon, longitudinally located in the left of the abdomen, was created and transferred to the mediastinum after a division of the arterial arcade at its most caudal extent. Her postoperative course was uneventful, and 12 months later, the modified Fontan operation was successfully completed. Although visceral heterotaxy results in an omental deformation, it does not preclude the use of an omental flap.
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2/19. liver transplantation from situs inversus to situs inversus.

    Congenital anatomic anomalies often present technical obstacles during liver transplantation. biliary atresia (BA) is the most common indication for liver transplantation in children, and up to 28% of children with situs inversus are complicated by BA. A boy aged 2 years 11 months with BA, situs inversus, and dextrocardia received a liver transplant from his father. The donor also had situs inversus and dextrocardia without other anomalies. Graft function was excellent postoperatively, and no significant complications were encountered. This is only the second report of the successful use of a living related donor graft for a patient with BA and situs inversus. This case was particularly rare because the donor also had situs inversus, which made the present procedure more feasible.
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3/19. dextrocardia: technical aspects of reoperative aortic and tricuspid valve replacement.

    Tricuspid and aortic valve replacement was performed on a 50-year old man with dextrocardia, situs solitus, D-ventricular looping, and normally related great arteries. Twenty-two years earlier the patient had undergone repair of an incomplete atrioventricu lar canal and mitral valve replacement. The anatomic issues and operative considerations are discussed for aortic and tricuspid valve replacement in this anatomic situation with special emphasis on tricuspid valve replacement through a right ventriculotomy. Six months after surgery, new york heart association functional class improved from class III preoperatively, to class II.
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4/19. Surgical correction of unusual double-outlet right ventricle.

    This paper presents the case history of an 8-year-old girl who had total situs inversus and double-outlet right ventricle with pulmonary stenosis and severe tricuspid insufficiency in the presence of dextrocardia with ventricular discordance. A successful repair was performed using the Rastelli technique in conjunction with replacement of the tricuspid valve with a Bjork-Shiley prosthesis. The postoperative course was uneventful, and follow-up catheterization revealed a good operative result. However, the patient died suddenly during an emotionally upsetting period about two months after the operation. Postmortem examination revealed only signs of moderately severe cardiac decompensation. Some anatomical and embryological comments are made.
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5/19. A case of acute aortic dissection type A in a patient with situs inversus.

    We report a case of acute aortic dissection type A in a patient with situs inversus. A 33-year-old male, complaining of sudden chest pain, visited our institute. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography and echocardiography suggested Stanford type A acute aortic dissection and dextrocardia. Aortic root and ascending aortic replacement were successfully performed. Antegrade brain-isolated extracorporeal circulation was established. The aortic branch arteries were mirror-image reversed. Anatomic positional relationships and presence or absence of concurrent anomalies should be sufficiently investigated preoperatively in patients with dextrocardia. His postoperative course was uneventful and a postoperative computed tomographic scan confirmed a good result.
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6/19. Off-pump quintuple coronary artery bypass grafting for situs inversus totalis.

    dextrocardia associated with situs inversus totalis is a rare condition. A 49-year-old man with dextrocardia and situs inversus totalis underwent off-pump quintuple coronary artery bypass grafting using bilateral internal thoracic arteries and bilateral radial arteries. The operative technique was similar to that of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting for situs solitus. His postoperative recovery was uneventful.
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7/19. adult complex spinal dysraphism with situs inversus totalis: a rare association and review.

    STUDY DESIGN: First published report of an adult complex spinal dysraphism with situs inversus. OBJECTIVES: To describe a previously asymptomatic adult patient of multiple vertebral anomalies with cervical split cord malformation type II, tethering of the spinal cord (cervical and lumbar), and intraspinal arachnoid cyst along with dextrocardia and situs inversus. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Only 5 cases (fetus, 1; neonates, 3; child, 1) of spinal dysraphism with dextrocardia or situs inversus have been reported. All these cases have had associated multiorgan developmental anomalies usually incompatible with survival and requiring multidisciplinary care. methods: The case has been described and relevant literature reviewed. RESULTS: The patient was operated for cervical and lumbar levels in the same sitting. A C4-C5 laminectomy was performed, 2 hemicords enclosed in the same dural sac were visualized, dorsal paramedian nerve roots and the tethering arachnoid bands were cut, and the arachnoid cyst wall was partially excised. This was followed by L4-L5 laminectomy and detethering by sectioning of the thickened filum terminale. The patient showed significant neurologic improvement after surgery. CONCLUSIONS: The present case is a rare instance in which there has been an association of adult onset occult spinal dysraphism along with situs inversus totalis. Successful management requires appropriate understanding of embryology, anatomy, and imaging and has implications in neurosurgical and perioperative anesthetic care.
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8/19. dextrocardia, situs inversus and severe mitral stenosis in a pregnant woman: successful closed commissurotomy.

    A 16-weeks' pregnant woman with situs inversus and dextrocardia underwent successful closed commissurotomy for severe mitral stenosis. The electrocardiogram revealed sinus rhythm with right axis deviation and progressive diminishing of QRS amplitude towards the left precordial leads. The chest X-ray showed dextrocardia with situs inversus. Doppler echocardiography depicted severe mitral stenosis; the mitral valve area increased from 0.9 cm2 pre-operatively to 1.8 cm2 post-operatively with mild increase of mitral regurgitation from grade I to II post-valvotomy. She also had associated mild functional tricuspid insufficiency and moderate pulmonary hypertension. No thrombo-embolic complications occurred intra- or post-operatively. There was no evidence of either clinical or Doppler restenosis. The course of pregnancy was uneventful. At 39 weeks a healthy baby was vaginally delivered. The patient is still free of cardiac symptoms.
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9/19. Thoraco-abdominal enteric duplication with meningocele, skeletal anomalies and dextrocardia.

    We describe an infant with an enteric thoraco-abdominal duplication arising in the proximal jejunum and associated with a dorsal meningocele, dextrocardia, agenesis of ribs and hypoplasia of the left arm. diagnosis was reached post-operatively and the infant died of cytomegalovirus pneumonitis. Results of the postmortem examination are presented. awareness of this rare malformation is required in order to reach a timely diagnosis and to plan a suitable operative approach.
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10/19. Deviated trachea in hypoplasia and aplasia of the right lung: airway obstruction and its release by aortopexy.

    Three cases of male infants with hypoplasia and aplasia of the right lung and dextrocardia are reported. The infants developed increasing obstructive respiratory distress in the first 4 months of life. In all three cases, there was an opaque right hemithorax with overinflation of the left lung, a posterior deviation of the trachea with pulsatile stenosis, and a posteriorly located aortic arch. Hypoplasia (two cases) or aplasia (one case) of the right pulmonary artery and an absence or a remnant of the right main bronchus were also observed. Associated malformations were esophageal atresia with an abnormal high pouch of the proximal esophagus in case 1, and hypertelorismus syndrome in case 2. Because of severe respiratory distress in all three patients, an aortopexy was performed at the ages of 5 months (one infant) and 10 months (two infants). The obstructive respiratory signs disappeared postoperatively in the following weeks. It has been observed that tracheal stenosis in aplasia or hypoplasia of the right lung may be caused by the dislocated aortic arch. An aortopexy can release the airway compression in such cases. Because of associated malformations, a careful evaluation of the airway and vessels is recommended.
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