Pericardial patch augmentation of both anterior and septal leaflets in Ebstein's anomaly

Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Feb;83(2):676-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2006.07.021.


In Ebstein's anomaly, the aim of surgical intervention is the restoration of tricuspid valve competence. In some circumstances, however, paucity of the leaflet tissue precludes successful repair and negatively influences the long-term durability of the valvuloplasty procedure. We report a modified technique that provides satisfactory results for right atrioventricular valve function.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Ebstein Anomaly / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pericardium / transplantation*
  • Transplantation, Autologous
  • Tricuspid Valve / surgery*