Ann Thorac Surg 1993;55:1030-1032
© 1993 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Total anomalous pulmonary connection: Then and now
John W. Hammon, Jr, MD*
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA
* Address reprint requests to Dr Hammon, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1096.
In their classic article "Total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage. Correction with cardiopulmonary bypass in 62 patients," Denton A. Cooley, MD and associates defined the proper course of therapy for most patients with this lesion. This article was published in 1966 in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. The text and illustrations in this signal publication have served as one of the guiding features for surgeons attempting operations on patients with these lesions since that time. This article reviews that publication and points out the marked similarities between the treatment practices at that time and those in use today.
Copyright © 1993 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.