Modified Yasui Operation Using Cryopreserved Femoral Vein Homograft

Manan H. Desai, Pranava Sinha, Richard A. Jonas, Karthik Ramakrishnan

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The Yasui operation is indicated in an interrupted aortic arch and a posterior malaligned ventricular septal defect with a narrow subaortic region. We present a modification of the Yasui procedure in which the aortic reconstruction was simplified using a nonvalved cryopreserved femoral vein homograft to connect the pulmonary artery to the descending aorta. A side-to-side anastomosis was performed between the femoral vein homograft and ascending aorta to complete the neoaortic reconstruction. After baffling the left ventricle to the pulmonary artery with a patch, a valved segment from the same femoral vein homograft was used to restore continuity of the right ventricular outflow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e147-e149
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
The authors wish to acknowledge Rebekah Dodson (Illustrations).

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© 2020 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons


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