An alternative technique for Fontan completion in patients with widely separated connections of the inferior systemic veins to the atrial mass

Giuseppe Pomè, Faker Ghedira, Eitan Keizman

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Abstract

Several surgical approaches for completion of a total cavopulmonary connection have been established for patients with anomalies of systemic venous connection in association with a functionally univentricular heart. We report an alternative technique designed to address the problem of widely separated inferior systemic veins, in which two extracardiac conduits were used. This technique was performed on three patients and yielded excellent short-term results, allowing us to operate on a beating heart with no need for cardioplegic arrest and aortic cross-clamping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-401
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology in the Young
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • atrial isomerism
  • Fontan completion
  • separated inferior systemic venous drainage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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