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Unusual systemic venous Collateral channels to left atrium causing desaturation after Fontan operation closed percutaneously


Department of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla Road, New Delhi, India

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Savitri Shrivastava
Department of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla Road, New Delhi - 110 051
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.115284

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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 191-193

 

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We present an unusual cause of progressive cyanosis in a child appearing 2 years after successful Fontan surgery for tetralogy of Fallot with hypoplastic right ventricle. The cause of cyanosis was identified as one large venous channel draining into the left atrium. The channel was closed by Amplatzer vascular plug resulting in improvement of oxygen saturation.






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Department of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla Road, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Savitri Shrivastava
Department of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla Road, New Delhi - 110 051
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.115284

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We present an unusual cause of progressive cyanosis in a child appearing 2 years after successful Fontan surgery for tetralogy of Fallot with hypoplastic right ventricle. The cause of cyanosis was identified as one large venous channel draining into the left atrium. The channel was closed by Amplatzer vascular plug resulting in improvement of oxygen saturation.






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