Total cavopulmonary connection for functionally single ventricle with pulmonary atresia and abnormal arborization of pulmonary arteries - Exclusion of overwhelmed area by collateral arteries from Fontan circulation

Mitsugi Nagashima, Narutoshi Hibino, Eiichi Yamamoto, Takashi Higaki

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Abstract

Functionally single ventricle with major aortopulmonary collateral arteries and pulmonary atresia is very rare. Surgical indication for this combination of abnormalities is still unclear and Fontan procedure is still a crucial challenge for the patient who has this anomaly. We report a case with asplenia, functionally single ventricle, pulmonary artesian and pulmonary abnormal arborization who successfully underwent staged Fontan operation. In this case, the left upper lobe area, where the flow from a Glenn shunt was overwhelmed by the collateral arterial blood flow, was excluded from the Fontan circulation by the ligation of the left upper pulmonary arterial branch at its most proximal side at the time of fenestrated extracardiac total cavopulmonary connection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1180-1182
Number of pages3
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Pulmonary abnormal arborization
  • Single ventricle
  • Staged Fontan operation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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