A Simplified Technique for Interventional Extracardiac Fontan

Prabhu, Sudesh, Anderson, Ben, Ward, Cameron, Karl, Tom and Alphonso, Nelson (2016) A Simplified Technique for Interventional Extracardiac Fontan. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, 8 1: 92-98. doi:10.1177/2150135116663697

Author Prabhu, Sudesh
Anderson, Ben
Ward, Cameron
Karl, Tom
Alphonso, Nelson
Title A Simplified Technique for Interventional Extracardiac Fontan
Journal name World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2150-136X
Publication date 2016-12-29
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/2150135116663697
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 8
Issue 1
Start page 92
End page 98
Total pages 7
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Abstract We report a simple technique for an interventional extracardiac Fontan (ECF) procedure.

At the preparatory stage along with a bidirectional cavopulmonary connection (BCPC; cardiopulmonary bypass), a short piece of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tube graft is anastomosed to the inferior surface of the right pulmonary artery. Another longer PTFE graft is anastomosed to the transected inferior vena cava (IVC). A large medial opening in the lower PTFE graft is anastomosed to an atriotomy. These two PTFE tubes are anastomosed with a pericardial patch interposed between them. During the later interventional Fontan procedure, this pericardial patch is perforated using radiofrequency, and a covered stent is positioned entirely within the PTFE tubes, eliminating the window into the common atrium and leaving no intrapulmonary prosthetic material.

The hemodynamics after the preparatory stage is similar to those following a BCPC, with uninterrupted flow from the IVC to the right atrium. On completion, there is a nonfenestrated Fontan circuit.

Our technique of interventional Fontan, anatomically and hemodynamically, mimics a standard ECF procedure.
Keyword Fontan operation
interventional procedure
single ventricle physiology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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