The Damus–Kaye–Stansel (DKS) operation is a palliative procedure for patients with a single functioning ventricle with an obstructed rudimentary outflow chamber. It is not used for treatment of hypoplastic left heart syndrome which is treated using the Norwood procedure. operation is used for in double-inlet left ventricle, tricuspid atresia with transposition of the great arteries (TGA), and a common atrioventricular canal with small left ventricular cavity.
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