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Figure 3: Modified hemi-Fontan operation. (a) The opened roof of the right atrium, including the stump of SVC, is anastomosed in end-to-side fashion to the inferior wall pulmonary artery, creating the blind connection. (b) Bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis is centrally located. Incision of medial aspect of cardiac end of SVC is carried horizontally well beyond the junction of SVC and right atrium. IVC = Inferior vena cava, LPA = Left pulmonary artery. Reproduced with permission from: Hraska V. Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg 2003;2:379-81

Figure 3: Modified hemi-Fontan operation. (a) The opened roof of the right atrium, including the stump of SVC, is anastomosed in end-to-side fashion to the inferior wall pulmonary artery, creating the blind connection. (b) Bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis is centrally located. Incision of medial aspect of cardiac end of SVC is carried horizontally well beyond the junction of SVC and right atrium. IVC = Inferior vena cava, LPA = Left pulmonary artery. Reproduced with permission from: Hraska V. Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg 2003;2:379-81