Journal of Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 193--194

Heart transplantation for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries


Jenn-Yeu Song1, Shih-Ying Sung2, Chung-Yi Lee2, Yi-Chang Lin2, Po-Shun Hsu2, Chih-Yuan Lin2, Yi-Ting Tsai2, Chien-Sung Tsai2 
1 Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei; Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Armed Forces Taichung General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
2 Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Chien-Sung Tsai
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, No. 325, Sec. 2, Cheng-Gong Road, Taipei 114, Taiwan
Republic of China

A 36-year-old male had congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (cc-TGA) with heart failure underwent heart transplantation. Due to the abnormal alignment of the great arteries in cc-TGA, the transplantation required technical modifications. When harvesting the donor heart, extra length of the pulmonary artery was preserved. The donor«SQ»s pulmonary artery was cut at its bifurcation. Anastomosis of the pulmonary artery followed anastomosis of the left and right atrium. Last, aortic anastomosis was performed. Preservation of extraordinary pulmonary artery of the donor«SQ»s heart may be necessary to achieve an acceptable anastomosis. Heart transplantation for cc-TGA is technically feasible.


How to cite this article:
Song JY, Sung SY, Lee CY, Lin YC, Hsu PS, Lin CY, Tsai YT, Tsai CS. Heart transplantation for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries.J Med Sci 2014;34:193-194


How to cite this URL:
Song JY, Sung SY, Lee CY, Lin YC, Hsu PS, Lin CY, Tsai YT, Tsai CS. Heart transplantation for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries. J Med Sci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Jul 6 ];34:193-194
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