Staged Fontan's operation for unguarded tricuspid orifice with pulmonary atresia

Masanori Hirota, Masaaki Kawada, Kozo Ishino, Shunji Sano

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We report a rare case of unguarded tricuspid orifice with pulmonary atresia, which is devoid of any guarding valvular tissue at tricuspid annulus. A left Blalock-Taussig shunt was constructed on the 17th day of life. At 4 years of age, a bidirectional Glenn's operation was performed for the further growth of the pulmonary bed and the volume reduction of the left ventricle. Finally, an extracardiac cavo-pulmonary connection was created using a ringed Gore-Tex graft at 6 years of age. Staged Fontan's strategy may contribute to a good surgical outcome for this highly lethal anomaly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1111-1112
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008


  • CHD
  • Cyanotic
  • Fontan
  • Tricuspid valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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