Baffle Obstruction Following the Mustard Operation: Cause and Treatment

Irving L. Kron, Karen S. Rheuban, Axel W. Joob, Roy Jedeiken, Robert M. Mentzer, Martha A. Carpenter, Stanton P. Nolan

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Abstract

Baffle obstruction developed in 11 patients after they had undergone the Mustard procedure. Eight of them required operative revision. The cause of the baffle obstruction seemed to be related to patient age (less than 1 year) and to the use of Dacron for the baffle but not to the shape of the baffle. A technique of revision that involves widely opening the previously placed baffle and enlarging it and the atriotomy with polytetrafluoroethylene was employed for the last 6 patients. All 5 survivors of this operation had good long-term results without recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-115
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Kron, I. L., Rheuban, K. S., Joob, A. W., Jedeiken, R., Mentzer, R. M., Carpenter, M. A., & Nolan, S. P. (1985). Baffle Obstruction Following the Mustard Operation: Cause and Treatment. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 39(2), 112-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-4975(10)62549-0