Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120--125

The Hemi-Fontan operation: A critical overview


Sachin Talwar, Vinitha Viswambharan Nair, Shiv Kumar Choudhary, Balram Airan 
 Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sachin Talwar
MCh, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India

The hemi-Fontan (HF) operation is a staging procedure in the journey towards an ultimate Fontan palliation. Although popular in the Western world, it has found limited application in the developing world. In this review we discuss the indications, techniques, merits, and demerits of this procedure along with its present day role in developing world where there is lack of awareness about this operation.


How to cite this article:
Talwar S, Nair VV, Choudhary SK, Airan B. The Hemi-Fontan operation: A critical overview.Ann Pediatr Card 2014;7:120-125


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Talwar S, Nair VV, Choudhary SK, Airan B. The Hemi-Fontan operation: A critical overview. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Sep 16 ];7:120-125
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