Re-operations after surgery for transposition of the great arteries
A tremendous progress has been achieved in the surgical treatment of transposition of the great arteries (TGA), since 1966, when Rashkind and Miller  published their work on balloon septostomy. Some old operations were refined and the new operations developed. However, despite all the progress there are still patients who develop early or late problems and who require help. The problems can occur after atrial-type operations such as Mustard or Senning operation, but also after the anatomic-type of repair such as Rastelli or Jatene operation. Some complications can be treated medically, others require surgical treatment. I will briefly describe various surgical complications and the techniques we use to treat them.
KeywordsPulmonary Vein Ventricular Septal Defect Venous Obstruction Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction Pulmonary Venous Obstruction
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