Fontan Operation and the Cavopulmonary Technique: Immediate and Late Results According to the Presence of Atrial Fenestration

Edmar Atik, Nana Miura Ikari, Tamara Cortez Martins, Miguel Barbero-Marcial
2002 Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia  
Objective -To compare immediate and late results in patients with or without fenestration who underwent cavopulmonary anastomosis so that we could assess the efficiency of the technique. Methods -Sixty-two patients underwent surgery between 1988 and 1999, 41 with fenestration (group I -G I) and 21 without fenestration (group II -G II). Tricuspid atresia was prevalent in group I (23-56%) and single ventricle was prevalent in group II (14-66%). Atik et al Fontan operation and the cavopulmonary technique Arq Bras Cardiol 2002; 78: 162-6.
doi:10.1590/s0066-782x2002000200004 fatcat:r4av53uynjgdfiij3rnfbt7ncm