Major intrahepatic venovenous fistulas after a modified Fontan operation

Mark K. Reed, Steven R. Leonard, Thomas M. Zellers, Hisashi Nikaidoh

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After the Fontan operation, systemic venous hypertension drives transpulmonary blood flow. Owing to this physiology, there is a significant incidence of effusions, splanchnic congestion, and generalized edema. To attenuate the effusive problems, partial exclusion of the hepatic veins has been recently practiced by Jacobs and Norwood. This report concerns a patient we recently treated for profound progressive cyanosis due to an acquired intrahepatic venovenous shunt after a Fontan operation with partial hepatic vein exclusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)713-715
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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