PMID: 46225Feb 1, 1975

Transposition with ventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis: the Rastelli operation

Israel Journal of Medical Sciences
D C McGoonG K Danielson


A total of 52 Rastelli operations have been performed at the Mayo Clinic for transposition of the great arteries with ventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis. Of the 43 patients over four years of age, two died (5%). A much higher mortality among younger children, in our earlier experience, led to a policy of early palliation, if required, by a Blalock-Taussig shunt, with later correction. The technique which evolved is described. The results of the operation thus far suggest that its success is comparable to that for the repair of the tetralogy.

Related Concepts

Transposition of Intestine (Disorder)
Transposition of Great Vessels
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
Cellular Transposition
Bikinia le-testui
Multiple Congenital Anomalies
Pulmonary Stenosis
Congenital Transposition
Arteriovenous Anastomosis Procedure
Ventricular Septal Defects

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