volume 1, issue 1, P31-40 1998
DOI: 10.1016/s1092-9126(98)70006-7
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Abstract: The extracardiac modification of the Fontan procedure for complex single ventricle congenital cardiac disease is the latest attempt at improving on both the short-term and long-term results of this operation. This procedure differs from other modifications in that the inferior vena cava is detached from the heart and connected via a conduit to the pulmonary artery. It uses the fluid dynamic advantages of the cavopulmonary connection type of Fontan procedure but has other potential advantages as well. It is not…

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