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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2013 May;16(5):698-700. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivt038. Epub 2013 Feb 13.

Fontan completion after external stenting of the left bronchus and intrapulmonary artery septation for left pulmonary artery hypoplasia.

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Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan. sshuichi@med.niigata-u.ac.jp

Abstract

Tracheobronchial obstruction and unilateral hypoplasia of the pulmonary artery are serious barriers to successful Fontan completion. We describe a 5-year old girl with left bronchial obstruction, hypoplasia of the left pulmonary artery and a single ventricle (double inlet left ventricle). She had undergone external stenting to treat left bronchial stenosis at 3 years of age, bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis and Damus-Kaye-Stansel anastomosis at 4 years of age, intrapulmonary artery septation 1 year later and, finally, completion of the Fontan operation with excellent postoperative haemodynamics.

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23407692
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PMC3630436
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10.1093/icvts/ivt038
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