Double switch operation for superior-inferior ventricles

Narutoshi Hibino, Yasuharu Imai, Mitsuru Aoki, Toshiharu Shin'oka, Takeshi Hiramatsu

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Superior-inferior ventricles are a rare cardiac malformation characterized by the two ventricles lying one above the other instead of side by side. Consequently, the interventricular septum that separates such ventricles is horizontal, and anomalies of the atrioventricular valves and the ventriculoarterial relations are almost always present. This complex anomaly is difficult to manage with an operation, so few cases have been reported. We describe a successful experience in which we performed a double switch operation, consisting of the Senning and Jatene procedures, for this rare malformation accompanied by double-outlet right ventricle {S,L,L}. This is the first report we have been able to locate of a double switch operation for superior-inferior ventricles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2119-2121
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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