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Congenital Showcase: 7 Procedures to Advance Your Surgical Competencies

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

With all the great video submissions we've received from CT surgeons around the world, it's hard not to get excited about the future of cardiothoracic surgery! To wrap up our collection of specialty showcases, we have compiled a list of the seven most popular congenital videos published on CTSNet so far this year.

Do you have a favorite? Be sure to let us and your fellow CTSNet users know in the comment section below!

If you have a great congenital surgical technique or procedure to share, we invite you to submit it for publication here on CTSNet. We welcome year-round submissions of high-quality written and recorded content that fosters education and promotes improved patient care across the global CT community.

Check out our other specialty showcases of the most popular cardiac, thoracic, and vascular content in the first half of 2022 as well.


1. Fourth Sternotomy with Reinforced Ross Procedure
Sameh Said, Gamal Marey

In this video, a twenty-year-old woman with severe aortic prosthetic dysfunction undergoes a fourth-time sternotomy with modified pulmonary autograft (Ross) aortic root replacement and a revision of a previous ascending-to-descecnding aortic bypass graft.


2. Repair of Aortopulmonary Window in a Newborn
Sameh Said, Gamal Marey

A two-week-old infant was diagnosed with a type I aortopulmonary window and underwent repair via separation of both great arteries and a patch repair of the defects in both the aorta and pulmonary artery. 


3. Unroofing of Anomalous Right Coronary Artery
Qasim Al Abri, Lamees El Nihum, M. Mujeeb ZubairAaron SpoonerMahesh Ramchandani

The video's authors show off their skills as they present an expert video of an unroofing of an anomalous right coronary artery in a sixty-year-old woman with a six-month history of angina.


4. Transconal Unroofing of Anomalous Left Main Coronary Artery from Right Sinus with Transseptal Course
Nicholas Oh, Tara KaramlouHani Najm

Anomalous aortic origin of the left coronary artery (AAOLCA) from the right coronary sinus is a rare but important condition because it carries an increased risk of sudden cardiac death in otherwise healthy young people.


5. Repair of Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (Scimitar Vein) via Interposed Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
William MitchellLawrence Greiten, Christian Eisenring, Markus Renno, Brian Reemtsen

This video highlights the repair of an anatomically challenging and hemodynamically significant scimitar vein using a unique interposed stretch PTFE graft to reduce the likelihood of tension and kinking associated with direct anastomosis.


6. One-Stage Neonatal Arterial Switch with Mee Procedure and Repair of Aortic Arch Hypoplasia
Sameh Said

Surgical procedures on newborns can be challenging. This video shows a case with an arterial switch combined with a Mee procedure for an intramural left main coronary artery as well as a repair of aortic coarctation and arch hypoplasia.


7. Unroofing of Myocardial Bridging Combined with Septal Myectomy in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: When and How?
Sameh SaidGamal Marey

This video focuses on myocardial bridging that may occur in patients with HCM.


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