Kreutzer Modified Surgery: Right Atrium Appendage Pulmonary Artery Connection

  • Bin Qiao
  • Yan Song Ning
  • Zhi Yong Zhang


Modified Kreuzer surgery was published in 1973. The operation was called as the forward end-to-end right atrial and pulmonary artery connection and later was further improved using the homograft with valve, polyester artificial blood vessels, or extracardiac conduit without valve in connection of right atrial appendage to pulmonary artery.


  1. Kreutzer G, Galíndez E, Bono H, De PC, Laura JP. An operation for the correction of tricuspid atresia. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1973;66(4):613–21.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bin Qiao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yan Song Ning
    • 3
  • Zhi Yong Zhang
    • 4
  1. 1.Cardiovascular InstituteGeneral Hospital of Jinan Military RegionJinanChina
  2. 2.Cardiac Surgery CenterWestern District of Shandong Provincial HospitalJinanChina
  3. 3.Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Jinan Military Region General Hospital of PLAJinanChina
  4. 4.The 88th Hospital of PLATaianChina

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