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Anomalous systemic and pulmonary venous connections in conjunction with atriopulmonary anastomosis (Fontan-Kreutzer). Technical considerations.
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PMID:  3560998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anomalous systemic or pulmonary venous connections can coexist with certain forms of complex cyanotic heart diseases that are reparable only by atriopulmonary anastomotic procedures, thus complicating the intraatrial separation of systemic and pulmonary venous pathways. Anomalous systemic or pulmonary venous connections were encountered isolated or in combination in 17 patients (10%) among a series of 170 modified Fontan-Kreutzer procedures. Fourteen of these 17 patients (82.3%) survived their operations, which utilized different techniques to deal with the various forms of anomalous systemic and pulmonary venous connections. There was one late death (5.8%). Extracardiac exclusion of a left superior vena cava with an end-to-side left cavopulmonary shunt proved to be a more successful alternative than the use of complicated intratrial baffles. Because of the complexity of the anatomic variables, repair of anomalous systemic or pulmonary venous connections in conjunction with a modified Fontan-Kreutzer procedure requires a detailed preoperative anatomical and physiologic diagnosis, and an individualized plan for each patient must be formulated to provide unobstructed venous pathways.
F J Vargas; J E Mayer; R A Jonas; A R Castaneda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0022-5223     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1987 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-04-28     Completed Date:  1987-04-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376343     Medline TA:  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  523-32     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical / methods
Child, Preschool
Heart Atria / surgery
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
Pulmonary Artery / surgery
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*
Venae Cavae / abnormalities*,  surgery

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