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Transcatheter closure of dilated left superior vena cava for resolution of late cyanosis following fontan palliation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16759911     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report two adolescents with late cyanosis post-Fontan palliation arising from a persistent and dilated left superior vena cava (LSVC) draining into the pulmonary venous circulation. One has undergone successful transcatheter closure of the left superior vena cava while the other is waiting closure. There is a need for long-term follow-up of Fontan patients including adequate clarification of increasing cyanosis which may be correctable.
Al Furqani Abdullah; Samuel Menahem
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-06-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart, lung & circulation     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1443-9506     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung Circ     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-04     Completed Date:  2007-03-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963739     Medline TA:  Heart Lung Circ     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, The Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Melbourne, Vic. 3052, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Cyanosis / etiology*,  therapy
Dilatation, Pathologic / therapy*
Fontan Procedure / adverse effects*
Heart Catheterization*
Palliative Care
Pulmonary Circulation
Treatment Outcome
Vena Cava, Superior / pathology*

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