ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Fontan Operation in Patients with a Functional Single Ventricle: Course, Prognosis and Complications
Gül Sağın SAYLAM, Ayşe SARIOGLU
İstanbul Üniversitesi Kardiyoloji Enstitüsü, Pediatrik Kardiyoloji Bölümü
In patients with a functional single ventricle, the introduction of the Fontan operation and its recent modifications have proved to be an improtant step towards physiological correction. Although its early and late results have long been debated, the Fontan operation has dramatically changed the management strategies and outcome in these patients. In this review, the course, prognosis, complications and late functional results after the Fontan operation are presented.
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