Successful staged-fontan operation in a patient with ectopia cordis

Shigehiko Tokunaga, Hideaki Kado, Yutaka Imoto, Yuichi Shiokawa, Hisataka Yasui

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Ectopia cordis is a very rare and often fatal disease. We report a successful surgery case of thoracoabdominal ectopia cordis with univentricular heart. This patient underwent a three-stage Fontan procedure, a rightmodified Blalock-Taussig shunt at the age of 1 month, bidirectional Glenn shunt and pulmonary arterioplasty at 2 years 8 months, and finally a total cavopulmonary connection at 4 years. This patient was discharged from the hospital in good condition and has been doing well since. Thus, ectopia cordis is not a contraindication for a Fontan operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-717
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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