Title

Pearls and Pitfalls in Pediatric Fontan Operation Imaging.

Year of Publication

2020

Number of Pages

442-450

Date Published

2020 Oct

ISSN Number

1558-5034

Abstract

<p>The Fontan operation or the total cavopulmonary connection is a palliative surgery for single ventricle congenital heart disease where the systemic venous return circumvents a pumping chamber and flows directly into the pulmonary circuit. With surgical and medical advances, there has been improvement in life expectancy of these patients, however, it has also resulted in unique complications from the physiology that requires diligent surveillance. A critical component relies on optimal imaging for diagnosis and treatment of these complications. This article describes the normal anatomy of the Fontan circulation, current imaging modalities and techniques, and frequently encountered complications seen when imaging the patients who have undergone Fontan palliation.</p>

DOI

10.1053/j.sult.2020.05.009

Alternate Title

Semin. Ultrasound CT MR

PMID

32980091

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