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Rare venous connection causes severe cyanosis after the Fontan operation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11789813     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a rare case of cyanosis following the Fontan operation secondary to right-to-left shunting through a pulmonary vein connected to both the left atrium and the hepatic veins. This is a hazardous anomaly in a Fontan candidate and should be considered in those with unexpected postoperative desaturation.
F Nomura; K Finucane; A R Kerr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-14     Completed Date:  2002-01-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2127-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit, Green Lane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Cyanosis / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Fontan Procedure*
Heart Atria / abnormalities,  radiography,  surgery
Hepatic Veins / abnormalities*,  radiography,  surgery
Infant, Newborn
Postoperative Complications / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*,  radiography,  surgery

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