ID 110456
Title Transcription
シンカ スル ウシン バイパス ジュンカン
Title Alternative
Evolving Fontan circulation
Author
Kitagawa, Tetsuya Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Kitaichi, Takashi Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Chikugo, Fumio Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Kawahito, Tomohisa Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Keywords
Norwood palliative surgery
pulmonary blood flow
staged Fontan strategy
ventricular geometry
normal oxygen saturation
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Since Fontan’s exploit over 30 years ago, a number of important advances relevant tothe Fontan strategy could be achieved as being variations in the technique of anatomical connectionof the systemic venous circulation to the pulmonary arteries and variations instaging of the Fontan procedure. Innovative Norwood procedure and its concept as a firststage of palliation to Fontan circulation have been equivalent to Fontan’s exploit, and haveproduced the “current” philosophy of pushing patients into Fontan physiology early in lifewith hemi-Fontan procedure or bidirectional Glenn shunt.The aim of the first half of our present study is to determine the optimal size and techniquefor construction of the systemic-to-pulmonary arterial shunt which will provide suitablepulmonary blood flow in first-stage Norwood palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndromein neonates. A prosthesis of 3.0 or 3.5 mm in diameter arising from the brachiocephalicartery would be acceptable and can be recommended for first-stage Norwood palliation insmall infants. Although many complicated factors are concerned in the regulation of pulmonaryblood flow, the fundamental strategy is to create a necessary and minimal systemicto-pulmonary arterial shunt in the first-stage Norwood palliation, and then to proceed swiftlywith a second-stage hemi-Fontan procedure.It remains to be determined whether all children should undergo an intermediate hemi-Fontan procedure or bidirectional Glenn shunt prior to their Fontan completion. In my personalopinion, the several advantages of the hemi-Fontan procedure seem to be weighed againstits disadvantages. It is our current practice to perform an intermediate hemi-Fontanprocedure in staging of the Fontan strategy of the patients with some risk factors. Althoughwe generally have waited 6-8 months after a hemi-Fontan operation for a Fontancompletion, we would like to perform an early Fontan completion a few months after hemi-Fontan procedure to shorten the period of partial Fontan circulation and get nearly normaloxygen saturation. Careful follow-up and further investigation will be necessary to determinethe most optimal management guidelines for the Fontan circulation.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
56
Issue
4
Start Page
136
End Page
144
Sort Key
136
Published Date
2000-08-25
EDB ID
FullText File
language
jpn
TextVersion
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departments
Medical Sciences