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Original Fontan Surgery: One-time Cavopulmonary Connection

  • Bin Qiao
  • Feng Quan Zhang
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Abstract

In 1968, Fontan and his colleagues performed the original Fontan surgery for a patient with tricuspid atresia successfully. The original Fontan surgery constitutes five surgical procedures. The mixed blood from systemic and pulmonary circulation is separated, and the pulmonary blood flow is reconstructed.

References

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  2. de Leval MR, Kilner P, Gewillig M, Bull C. Total cavopulmonary connection: A logical alternative to atriopulmonary connection for complex Fontan operations. Experimental studies and early clinical experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1988;96(5):682–95.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bin Qiao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Feng Quan Zhang
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardiovascular InstituteGeneral Hospital of Jinan Military RegionJinanChina
  2. 2.Cardiac Surgery CenterWestern District of Shandong Provincial HospitalJinanChina
  3. 3.Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Jinan Military Region General Hospital of PLAJinanChina

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