Postoperative graft thrombosis in Fontan procedure


Sarigul A., Farsak B., Koramaz I., Tok M., Yurdakul Y.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.42, no.1, pp.80-83, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.80-83

Abstract

Fontan repair could be used as the definitive palliation in many forms of complex cyanotic congenital heart disease. But thrombosis can occur after a modified Fontan operation (right atrium-right ventricular connection with a conduit). Appropriate management of this complication includes thrombolytic therapy, thrombectomy and revision (if surgically remediable causes of the thrombosis are identified) or redo operation.