[Inter-arterial anastomosis in dextral position of the aortic arch in patients with tetralogy of Fallot]

Grud Serdechnososudistaia Khir. 1991 Aug:(8):26-8.
[Article in Russian]


The article discusses the results of formation of inter-arterial anastomoses in 58 (12.7%) patients with a severe form of Fallot's tetralogy in dextra-position of the arch of the aorta. The specific features of the course and diagnosis of dextra-position of the aortic arch in Fallot's tetralogy are analysed, and the significance of radiologic and echocardiographic examination in the choice of the position and type of interarterial anastomoses is determined. It is proved that Blalock-Taussig's anastomoses must be formed on the side opposite to the aortic arch, while shunting operations must be carried out on the side on which the arch of the aorta is located.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis
  • Abnormalities, Multiple / surgery*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anastomosis, Surgical / methods
  • Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities*
  • Aorta, Thoracic / surgery
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Situs Inversus / complications
  • Situs Inversus / diagnosis
  • Situs Inversus / surgery*
  • Subclavian Artery / abnormalities*
  • Subclavian Artery / surgery
  • Tetralogy of Fallot / complications
  • Tetralogy of Fallot / diagnosis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot / surgery*