LeCompte maneuver


LeCompte maneuver is done in


A. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement

B. PTMC

C. Open heart surgery

D. Chiari decompression



LeCompte maneuver is done in


A. Atrial switch procedure

B. Arterial switch procedure

C. CABG Surgery

D. Fontan operation



If LeCompte maneuver is not done what common complication is expected?


A. AS

B.AR

C. PS

D. PR



What is LeCompte maneuver?


Mobilization of main pulmonary artery anterior to the aorta after cutting the pulmonary artery and before reattaching the pulmonary artery in arterial switch operation.


Maneuver – cutting the main pulmonary artery and moving it anterior to the aorta before reattaching the pulmonary artery during the following reconstruction of the great vessels


What are the benifits of LeCompte maneuver?


Allows the surgeon to

Reconstruct the right ventricular outflow tract – There is no need to connect the proximal and distal sections with a graft

Avoid compressing the coronary arteries

Relieves compression of the bronchi in cases where the pulmonary artery is severely dilated or aneurysmal.


If LeCompte maneuver is not done what complication expected?


If both pulmonary arteries are not mobilized adequately, they can become stretched, leading to pulmonic stenosis


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