Omental flap for mediastinitis after median sternotomy in asplenia syndrome and gut malrotation

R. Aeba, T. Katogi, K. Moro, S. Kawada

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Abstract

We describe a 12-year-old patient with asplenia syndrome and gut malrotation who, after an interim step before a modified Fontan operation, developed life-threatening mediastinitis. A flap of the omentum arising from the transverse colon, longitudinally located in the left of the abdomen, was created and transferred to the mediastinum after a division of the arterial arcade at its most caudal extent. Her postoperative course was uneventful, and 12 months later, the modified Fontan operation was successfully completed. Although visceral heterotaxy results in an omental deformation, it does not preclude the use of an omental flap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-244
Number of pages2
JournalThoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Heterotaxy Syndrome
Fontan Procedure
Mediastinitis
Sternotomy
Transverse Colon
Omentum
Mediastinum
Abdomen

Keywords

  • Asplenia syndrome
  • Gut malrotation
  • Mediastinitis
  • Omental flap

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Omental flap for mediastinitis after median sternotomy in asplenia syndrome and gut malrotation. / Aeba, R.; Katogi, T.; Moro, K.; Kawada, S.

In: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2000, p. 243-244.

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Aeba, R. ; Katogi, T. ; Moro, K. ; Kawada, S. / Omental flap for mediastinitis after median sternotomy in asplenia syndrome and gut malrotation. In: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon. 2000 ; Vol. 48, No. 4. pp. 243-244.
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