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

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 August 2016

Giuseppe Pomè
Affiliation:
Policlinico San Donato Milanese, IRCCS, Milano, Italy
Faker Ghedira
Affiliation:
Service de Chirurgie Cardio-vasculaire, Faculté de Médecine de Tunis, Université de Tunis El Manar, CHU La Rabta, 1007 Tunis, Tunisie
Eitan Keizman*
Affiliation:
Pediatric Cardiology Clinic of Pediatrics, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
*
Correspondence to: E. Keizman, Pediatric Cardiology Clinic of Pediatrics, Univeristy of Pavia, Viale Golgi 19, Pavia 27100, Italy. Tel: +39 331 962 0250; Fax: +39 038 250 2558; E-mail: kadmoney5@gmail.com

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.

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© Cambridge University Press 2016 

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