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Intrahepatic right-to-left shunting after the Fontan operation

Giamberti, A; Anderson, RH; de Leval, MR; (2002) Intrahepatic right-to-left shunting after the Fontan operation. Cardiology in the Young , 12 (3) 308 - 310. 10.1017/S1047951102000689.

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Abstract

We describe two patients with right isomerism, corrected with a fenestrated Fontan operation, who suffered severe progressive cyanosis. Cardiac catheterisation in both revealed a massive right-to-left shunt from the inferior caval vein, through the liver, to a hepatic vein draining directly to the left side of the intra-atrial baffle. The anomalous vein was successfully ligated in both patients.

Type:Article
Title:Intrahepatic right-to-left shunting after the Fontan operation
DOI:10.1017/S1047951102000689
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1047951102000689
Language:English
Keywords:ACCESSORY HEPATIC VEIN, congenital heart defects, CONNECTIONS, Cyanosis, FONTAN OPERATION, Isomerism, May, media, medical, OPERATION, RD, visceral heterotaxy, Young
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Child Health

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