Anatomic Correction of Double-Outlet Right Ventricle with Subpulmonary Ventricular Septal Defect (the “Taussig-Bing” Anomaly)

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Seven patients with double-outlet right ventricle and subpulmonary ventricular septal defect (the Taussig-Bing anomaly) underwent anatomical repair at the arterial level with transfer of the coronary arteries. At the time of operation, patient ages ranged from 6 weeks to 33 months (mean 14.1 months) and weight ranged from 3.7 to 11.5 kg (mean 7.0 kg). Four patients had prior pulmonary artery banding: Two of these four also had coarctation repairs, and one had a Blalock-Hanlon septectomy. Three different patterns of coronary artery distribution were encountered. Five patients had side-to-side great arteries, and two had more or less anteroposterior great arterial relationships. There was one operative death (14.3%: 70% confidence limits 1.9 − 40.7%) resulting from muscular subvalvular right ventricular outflow tract obstruction (RVOTO). There have been no late deaths in the six survivors followed 6 to 31 months postoperatively (mean 14.8 months). One patient required closure of a residual ventricular septal defect (VSD) and infundibular resection for RVOTO 4 months postoperatively. All other survivors are functionally NYHA Class I. Five of the six survivors have undergone postoperative catheterization (mean interval 5.8 months). There was no aortic insufficiency and good ventricular function in all patients. In addition to the patient with the residual VSD, two other asymptomatic patients had mild or moderate RVOTO. Compared with alternative surgical procedures for this anomaly, anatomic correction has the advantages of acceptable operative mortality, use of the left ventricle as the systemic ventricle, no need for extracardiac conduits, and applicability to patients with all variations of coronary artery and great artery anatomy. © 1986, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. All rights reserved.




Kanter, K., Anderson, R., Lincoln, C., Firmin, R., & Rigby, M. (1986). Anatomic Correction of Double-Outlet Right Ventricle with Subpulmonary Ventricular Septal Defect (the “Taussig-Bing” Anomaly). Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 41(3), 287–292.

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