Late development of pulmonary venous obstruction following Mustard's operation using a dacron baffle

Circulation. 1977 Mar;55(3):484-8. doi: 10.1161/01.cir.55.3.484.


Three patients developed late pulmonary vein obstruction (PVO) following Mustard's operation for transposition of the great arteries. In all three the absence of PVO had been documented by an earlier postoperative cardiac catheterization. At reoperation shrinkage and kinking of the dacron baffle was evident. After Mustard's operation, patients should be observed closely for symptoms and signs of PVO since it can occur insidiously despite previously proven absence of this complication.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Child, Preschool
  • Heart Atria / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Methods
  • Polyethylene Terephthalates / adverse effects
  • Postoperative Complications*
  • Prostheses and Implants* / adverse effects
  • Pulmonary Veins*
  • Transposition of Great Vessels / surgery*


  • Polyethylene Terephthalates