We report two cases of venous cannulation after a total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) with extracardiac conduit. Venous cannulation was performed via side graft sutured to the extracardiac conduit in an end-to-side fashion. The first case was a 3-year-old girl, who suffered from an atypical inferior vena cava obstruction after TCPC. The obstruction region was distal to the anastomosis site of extracardiac conduit and inferior vena cava. She underwent a surgical release of obstruction under cardiopulmonary bypass without circulatory arrest. The second case was a 2-year-old girl, who needed an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support after TCPC due to severe low cardiac output syndrome. She was decannulated successfully after thirty-nine-hour support.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine