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Regression of severe pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after Fontan revision and "hepatic factor" rerouting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15276554     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although previously described in patients undergoing staged palliation for univentricular heart disease, the mechanism by which hepatic venous flow prevents development of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations is still not completely understood. We present a case in which successful H-type Fontan revision with rerouting of hepatic venous flow through a hemiazygous vein successfully reversed the progression of severe left pulmonary arteriovenous malformations.
Nancy A Pike; Luca A Vricella; Jeffrey A Feinstein; Michael D Black; Bruce A Reitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  78     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-27     Completed Date:  2005-05-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  697-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California-Los Angeles, UCLA Box 951741, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1741, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / surgery*
Arteriovenous Fistula / etiology,  surgery*
Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical
Fontan Procedure*
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
Heart Ventricles / abnormalities*
Hepatic Veins / surgery*
Palliative Care
Postoperative Complications / etiology,  surgery*
Prostheses and Implants
Pulmonary Artery / surgery*
Pulmonary Valve / surgery
Situs Inversus
Venae Cavae / abnormalities

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