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Fontan Operation

  • Anita SadeghpourEmail author
  • Mohammad Esmaeil Rezaei
  • Azin Alizadeasl
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Abstract

The Fontan operation is a palliative surgical procedure for patients suffering from univentricular circulation, although initially it was designed for patients with tricuspid atresia. The Fontan operation has several variations that connecting the whole systemic venous return to the pulmonary artery is common point between them:

Keywords

Fontan operation Single ventricle Bidirectional Glenn Lateral tunnel Transesophageal echocardiography 

Supplementary material

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Video 34.1 Transesophageal echocardiography showing circular structure which is cross section of the lateral tunnel with significant stagnant flow through it (WMV 96 kb)
Video 34.2

Transesophageal echocardiography reveals patent SVC and IVC anastomosis an the whole Fontan circuit (MPG 2612 kb)

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Video 34.3 Transesophageal echocardiography reveals patent SVC and IVC anastomosis an the whole Fontan circuit (MPG 784 kb)
Video 34.4

Transesophageal echocardiography reveals patent SVC and IVC anastomosis an the whole Fontan circuit (MPG 2428 kb)

Video 34.5

CMR in a patient with lateral tunnel denotes significant stasis with no thrombosis (WMV 247 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anita Sadeghpour
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohammad Esmaeil Rezaei
    • 2
  • Azin Alizadeasl
    • 3
  1. 1.Echocardiography Lab, Department of CardiologyAdult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical ScienceTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyRajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research CenterTehranIran
  3. 3.Echocardiography Lab, Department of CardiologyRajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical ScienceTehranIran

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