Extracardiac off-pump is reported to result in better early hemodynamics and shorter mechanical ventilation periods. We present a case report of extracardiac off-pump Fontan in a 5-year-old girl with single ventricle and dextrocardia.
From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.
Accepted for publication November 22, 2012.
Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, May 30–June 2, 2012, Los Angeles, CA USA.
Disclosure: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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