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Reoperation after modified Björk procedure for tricuspid atresia


1 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, La Rabta Hospital, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia
2 Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, Military Hospital, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia

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Dr. Sana Chatti
La Rabta Hospital, Jebal Lakhdar, 1007, Tunis
Tunisia
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DOI: 10.4103/apc.apc_213_20

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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 530-532

 

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Rarely performed nowadays, the Björk procedure is an alternative to the Fontan palliation for biventricular repair in patients with tricuspid atresia. The right atrium to right ventricle conduit failure leads to serious long-term complications. The management of such patients at high surgical risk remains challenging. We report a successful reoperation in a young adult 25 years after the modified Björk intervention, who presented with severely narrowed and calcified valved conduit.






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1 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, La Rabta Hospital, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia
2 Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, Military Hospital, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sana Chatti
La Rabta Hospital, Jebal Lakhdar, 1007, Tunis
Tunisia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/apc.apc_213_20

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Rarely performed nowadays, the Björk procedure is an alternative to the Fontan palliation for biventricular repair in patients with tricuspid atresia. The right atrium to right ventricle conduit failure leads to serious long-term complications. The management of such patients at high surgical risk remains challenging. We report a successful reoperation in a young adult 25 years after the modified Björk intervention, who presented with severely narrowed and calcified valved conduit.






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