Fontan-type procedure for an adult case of double-outlet right ventricle (S, D, L)

K. Kino, S. Sano, A. Tanabe, K. Tsuji, S. Nawa, M. Kamada

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The double-outlet right ventricle with L-malposition (DORV (S, D, L)) is one of the rare congenital heart diseases. Intracardiac rerouting with a internal conduit has been indicated in principle to it as the radical operation. DORV (S, D, L) is often combined with the pulmonic stenosis (PS), and Rastelli's operation is indicated to the case in which release of PS is difficult. We report a case of DORV (S, D, L) combined with PS and the hypoplastic right ventricle which is treated by the Fontan-type procedure. The patient was a 35-year-old female who had undergone Glenn's operation at 10 years of age under the diagnosis of transposition of the great arteries. Recently she complained of aggravation of the cyanosis and dyspnea on exertion. After thorough examinations, the disease was diagnosed as DORV (S, D, L) with doubly committed VSD which was combined with severe PS, hypoplastic right ventricle (29% of normal) and left-sided juxtaposition of atrial appendages. The development of her distal pulmonary arteries was estimated well enough (PA-index 448 mm2/m2). We judged that intracardiac rerouting with an internal conduit could not be applied due to her severe pulmonic stenosis, and that Rastelli's operation as the biventricular repair was also impossible because of her hypoplastic right ventricle. Thus we adopted the Fontan-type procedure with a new septation in the right atrium, namely oblique partition, and attained a good result. To our knowledge, this case is the fourth case report in Japan of DORV (S, D, L) treated with the Fontan-type procedure.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-561
Number of pages9
Journal[Zasshi] [Journal]. Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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