Year : 2010  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 59--63

Role of intraoperative echocardiography in surgical correction of the superior sinus venosus atrial septal defect


Shrinivas Gadhinglajkar, Rupa Sreedhar, K Jayakumar, Manoranjan Misra, S Ganesh, Thomas Mathew 
 Department of Anaesthesia, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

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Shrinivas Gadhinglajkar
Department of Anaesthesia, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala
India

Superior type of sinus venosus atrial septal defect (SVASD) is invariably associated with the unroofing of right upper pulmonary vein (RUPV). Warden procedure and pericardial patch repair with rerouting of the RUPV are commonly performed operations for the superior SVASD. Both operations involve the risk of obstruction to the flow of superior vena cava or rerouted pulmonary vein in the postoperative period. The sinus venosus defects are well visualized on the transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) because of the proximity of the TEE probe to these structures. We are reporting two cases operated for the superior SVASD with unroofed RUPV, highlighting the intraoperative echocardiographic features before and after the surgery.


How to cite this article:
Gadhinglajkar S, Sreedhar R, Jayakumar K, Misra M, Ganesh S, Mathew T. Role of intraoperative echocardiography in surgical correction of the superior sinus venosus atrial septal defect.Ann Card Anaesth 2010;13:59-63


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Gadhinglajkar S, Sreedhar R, Jayakumar K, Misra M, Ganesh S, Mathew T. Role of intraoperative echocardiography in surgical correction of the superior sinus venosus atrial septal defect. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2010 [cited 2019 Dec 13 ];13:59-63
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