Fontan procedure

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Fontan procedure

 [faw-tah´]
functional correction of a tricuspid atresia by anastomosis of, or insertion of a nonvalved prosthesis between, the right atrium and the pulmonary artery with closure of the interatrial communication.
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Fon·tan pro·ce·dure

(fon-tān'),
placement of a conduit (usually valved) from the right atrium to the main pulmonary artery as a bypass to a hypoplastic right ventricle, as in tricuspid atresia.
Synonym(s): Fontan operation
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Fontan procedure

A surgical procedure for toddlers (children aged 3 to 5), who have hypoplastic left-heart syndrome, which creates a cavopulmonary shunt with a lateral tunnel, deviating blood from the inferior vena cava to the pulmonary artery, bypassing the right ventricle.
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Fontan,

François, French thoracic surgeon, 1929–.
Fontan operation - Synonym(s): Fontan procedure
Fontan procedure - placement of a conduit (usually valved) from the right atrium to the main pulmonary artery as a bypass to a hypoplastic right ventricle, as in tricuspid atresia. Synonym(s): Fontan operation
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Patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome undergo three staged reconstructive surgeries: the Norwood surgery is typically performed within the first days of life; the Glenn surgery within the first few months; and the Fontan operation at two to four years of age.
Center variation in patient age and weight at Fontan operation and impact on postoperative outcomes.
Early and late atrial dysrhythmias after modified Fontan operation. Pediatr Med Chir 1998;20:9-11.
General and procedural characteristics of patients Patient 1 Patient 2 Patient 3 Age (years) 14 12 27 Weight (kg) 32 37 30 Gender Male Female Male Diagnosis PH PH Fontan operation due to TA, TGA, VSD and HRV NYHA functional III III IV class RF enerji 10 W 10 W 10 W (1 times) (1 times) (2 times) Created defect size 7 mm 6 mm 7 mm Pre-procedural SaO2 99% 98% 89% Post-procedural SaO2 89% 94% 80% PH: pulmonary hypertension, TA: tricuspid atresia, TGA: transposition of great arteries, VSD: ventricular septal defect, HRV: hypoplastic right ventricle.
Protein-losing enteropathy after the Fontan operation: clinical analysis of nine cases.
Types of open operative procedures included 76 (53.14%) repair of left-to-right shunts; 30 (21%) total correction of tetralogy of Fallot; 26 (18.18%) valvular repair or replacement; 4 (2.8%) Fontan operation; 3 (2%) Rastelli operation; 2 (1.4%) Senning operation; and 2 (1.4%) Glenn shunt.
Tomoyasu et al., "Optimal conduit size of the extracardiac Fontan operation based on energy loss and flow stagnation," Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol.
After fifteen years, 30% of patients would die after Fontan operation. Outcome has been excellent after revision of fontan operation.
Medics had initially planned to perform a Fontan operation - the standard treatment for patients with defects like Ruby's.
The patients in this double-blind, short-term study, who had a mean age of 14.9 years, had undergone a Fontan operation in early childhood, a mean of 11.3 years previously.
Currently, a primary or staged Fontan operation entails three different technical procedures.