Document Detail


Rare venous connection causes severe cyanosis after the Fontan operation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11789813     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
F Nomura; K Finucane; A R Kerr
Related Documents :
12811433 - Sclerosing haemangioma arising within extralobar pulmonary sequestration.
8549203 - Anomalous systemic arterial supply to normal basal segments of the left lower lobe. a r...
25100873 - External carotid stenting for symptomatic stenosis in a patient with patent edas for mo...
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    
Affiliation:
Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit, Green Lane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. fnomura@kure-nh.go.jp
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Angiography
Child
Child, Preschool
Cyanosis / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Fontan Procedure*
Heart Atria / abnormalities,  radiography,  surgery
Hepatic Veins / abnormalities*,  radiography,  surgery
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Postoperative Complications / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*,  radiography,  surgery
Reoperation

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


Previous Document:  Combined primary repair of tetralogy of Fallot and aortic root replacement.
Next Document:  Hypoplastic left heart syndrome with an anomalous origin of the left coronary artery.