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The use of a self-expandable stent with a self-expandable stent graft in a Fontan baffle

  • Eun Young Choi (a1), Kyung Suk Lee (a2) and Jin-young Song (a3)


Intravascular or intracardiac stenosis occurs in various congenital heart diseases or after surgical repair. Although balloon angioplasty is the first option for relieving stenosis, frequently restenosis occurs because of elastic recoil or kingking component. The use of a self-expandable stent and covered stent in congenital heart disease has been reported for selected cases. In general, they have been performed for coarctation of the aorta or aortic aneurysm. We now report successful implantation of a self-expandable stent with a self-expandable covered stent graft in a case of lateral tunnel dehiscence with stenosis after a Fontan operation.


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Correspondence to: Dr Jin-young Song, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Irwon-Dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Tel: +82 10 8618 1798; Fax: +82 2 3410 0043; E-mail:


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The use of a self-expandable stent with a self-expandable stent graft in a Fontan baffle

  • Eun Young Choi (a1), Kyung Suk Lee (a2) and Jin-young Song (a3)


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