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Histologic findings in a dilated atrium serving as a Fontan pathway for 23 years.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20494076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We microscopically examined atrial tissues surgically obtained from a 35-year-old woman who had been palliated with the atriopulmonary connection in a Fontan operation 23 years earlier. Apart from mild hypertrophy of myocytes and trivial interstitial fibrosis, no gross abnormalities were identified. Although this finding is somehow surprising, considering the duration of atrial pressure-loading, it seems to be in accordance with the result of her Holter recordings, which demonstrates the absence of any rhythm disturbances other than sporadic premature contractions. Because of the shortage of histologic investigations in this group of patients, we present this case with a review of the literature.
Iki Adachi; Hajime Ichikawa; Takayoshi Ueno; Yumiko Hori; Toru Kuratani; Goro Matsumiya; Yoshiki Sawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-24     Completed Date:  2010-06-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2022-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Fontan Procedure*
Heart Atria / pathology*
Time Factors

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