Fontan operation, new results and modifications

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Mohhamad Ali Yousefnia 1 , *

1 Iran

How to Cite: Yousefnia M A. Fontan operation, new results and modifications, Multidiscip Cardio Annal. 2007 ; 1(4):e8684.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Annals: 1 (4); e8684
Published Online: May 03, 2015
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 08, 2016
Accepted: May 08, 2007

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Abstract

Since the first Fontan operation, various
techniques have been described. These
methods have been changed during the
time. Now new drugs are also being used
beside surgery.
Case reports:
Fifteen patients with mean age of 8 years
and diagnosis of tricuspid atresia or D
TGA and single ventricle were operated
in our hospital .All of them ,except
one were operated with extra cardiac
technique and fenestration was created in
half due to CVP ( In seven cases ).
We had one mortality and three case of
postoperative morbidities .The major
complications were pleural and pericardial
effusion and chylothorax . We treated
two patients inflicted with effusion with
oral Sildenafil sulfate(Viagra) therapy.

Keywords

Fontan operation , Fenestration , Sildenafil sulfate

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