Unifocalisation procedure

Dr Vincent Tatco et al.

A unifocalisation procedure is a corrective surgical technique used in patients with complete pulmonary artery atresia with major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs). In this technique, the collateral vessels supplying blood from the aorta directly to the lungs are brought into continuity in a single vessel that supplies the pulmonary circulation usually via a conduit from the right ventricle or a shunt.   

Congenital heart disease

There is more than one way to present the variety of congenital heart diseases. Whichever way they are categorized, it is helpful to have a working understanding of normal and fetal circulation, as well as an understanding of the segmental approach to imaging in congenital heart disease.

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rID: 43871
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Unifocalisation procedure in pulmonary atresia
  • Unifocalization procedure

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