Conventional and sutureless techniques for management of the pulmonary veins: Evolution of indications from postrepair pulmonary vein stenosis to primary pulmonary vein anomalies.
Tae-Jin Yun, John G Coles, Igor E Konstantinov, Osman O Al-Radi, Rachel M Wald, Vitor Guerra, Nilto C de Oliveira, Glen S Van Arsdell, William G Williams, Jeffrey Smallhorn, Christopher A Caldarone
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery | Published : 2005
OBJECTIVE: We have previously reported a limited but favorable experience with a novel sutureless technique for surgical management of postoperative pulmonary vein stenosis occurring after repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage. Because this technique requires integrity of the retrocardiac space for hemostasis, extension of the technique to the primary repair of pulmonary vein anomalies requires evaluation. This analysis reviews our experience with the sutureless technique in patients with postrepair pulmonary vein stenosis, as well as our extension of the technique into primary repair of pulmonary vein anomalies. METHODS: Retrospective univariable-multivariable analysis of all ..View full abstract