Atrial septal defect repair by inversion of a juxtaposed left atrial appendage.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 7-year-old child was noted to have dextrojuxtaposition of the left atrial appendage at the time of surgical atrial septal defect repair. Given the favourable anatomic location and size of the atrial appendage, it was inverted and used to close the atrial defect. This is the first report of atrial septal defect repair using a juxtaposed atrial appendage. The cardiac anatomy and theoretical benefits of this repair are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Andersen, ND; Pal, JD; Lodge, AJ

Published Date

  • February 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 103 - 105

PubMed ID

  • 21729498

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21729498

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1467-1107

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/S1047951111000801


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England