Direct Operating Room Triage of Neonates With Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection

Aguirre, Jason; Mavroudis, Constantine; Jacobs, Marshall; Stewart, Robert
December 2013
Pediatric Cardiology;Dec2013, Vol. 34 Issue 8, p1874
Academic Journal
Case Study
Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection with obstruction constitutes a surgical emergency. Medical therapy is palliative and unlikely to result in significant or sustained physiologic improvement. Two cases demonstrate the successful use of a novel management scheme in which patients are admitted directly to the operating room for diagnosis confirmation and treatment, obviating the need for time-consuming preoperative assessment in an intensive care unit before surgery.


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