Regression of severe pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after Fontan revision and "hepatic factor" rerouting

Nancy A. Pike, Luca A. Vricella, Jeffrey A. Feinstein, Michael D. Black, Bruce A. Reitz

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)697-699
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume78
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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