Document Detail


Cavopulmonary anastomosis in staging toward Fontan operation: pathologic substrates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9725448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: A review of the history and practice of cavopulmonary connections in staging toward Fontan operation and the pathologic experience at Padua University is presented. METHODS: Gross and histologic assessment of the heart-lung blocks removed at autopsy in the cases in which the cause of death could be related to a dysfunction of the cavopulmonary anastomosis were performed. RESULTS: The main complications were distortion of the intraatrial tunnel and thrombosis of the pulmonary branches of the cavopulmonary anastomosis. CONCLUSIONS: The cavopulmonary anastomosis remains a widespread procedure, both as a preliminary step to a Fontan operation and as an integral part of a Fontan or modified Fontan procedure in all those cardiac malformations characterized by a hypoplastic right or left ventricle in which these ventricles are too small to support the whole circulation.
Authors:
A Angelini; C Frescura; G Stellin; G Thiene
Related Documents :
431108 - Mitral atresis with normal-sized ventricles, ventricular septal defect, and dextro-tran...
3348698 - Pulmonary homograft implantation for ventricular outflow tract reconstruction: early ph...
2197318 - Factors influencing choice of procedure in transposition of the great arteries: a decis...
16625498 - Prenatal diagnosis of conotruncal malformations: diagnostic accuracy, outcome, chromoso...
6602478 - Ct in aortic trauma.
12223008 - Short-term results of endovascular aaa repair with the excluder bifurcated stent-graft.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-11     Completed Date:  1998-09-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  659-63     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, University of Padua, Italy.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Anastomosis, Surgical / methods*
Female
Fontan Procedure*
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
Humans
Infant
Male
Pulmonary Artery / surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Vena Cava, Superior / surgery*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Atrioventricular valve dysfunction: evaluation by Doppler and cross-sectional ultrasound.
Next Document:  The physiology of the bidirectional cavopulmonary connection.