Extracardiac conduit fontan operation with reduction aortoplasty for left pulmonary artery compression after a norwood procedure in a patient with double-inlet left ventricle

Jae Won Song, Woong Han Kim, Jae Gun Kwak, Ji Young Park

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Patients with double-inlet left ventricle usually have a small ascending aorta. In the Norwood procedure, which involves a staged operation, a neoaorta is constructed with a homograft, and the pulmonary artery plays a role in the systemic circulation. Dilatation or aneurysmal changes can occur over time due to the exposure o f the neoaorta t o systemic p ressure, w hich m ay i nduce a dverse effects on adj acent structures. We report a rare case of surgical repair for neoaortic root dilataiton with aortic regurgitation, compressing the left pulmohary artery, in a patient who underwent the Norwood procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-56
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2018


  • Aorta
  • Fontan procedure
  • Norwood procedures

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