The hemi-Mustard, bi-directional Glenn, and Rastelli operations used for correction of congenitally corrected transposition, achieving a "ventricle and a half " repair

Cardiol Young. 2004 Jun;14(3):330-2. doi: 10.1017/S1047951104003154.


Based on experience in several centers, the double switch operation has reportedly become the standard surgical therapy for congenitally corrected transposition. We report and discuss here the use of a "ventricle and a half" double switch operation performed due to the concerns raised intraoperatively because of the size of the morphologically right ventricle. Although the long-term course of such a procedure in this setting remains unknown, we submit that the proposed benefits of the double switch operation, even when used in the "ventricle and a half" configuration, may be superior to the alternatives.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
  • Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Transposition of Great Vessels / surgery*