Modified Damus-Kaye-Stansel Connection for Systemic Outflow Tract Obstruction After Fontan Operation

Lok Sinha, Katherine Klein, Karthik Ramakrishnan, Richard Jonas

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Late systemic outflow tract obstruction following completion of the Fontan palliation is rarely seen and is a difficult problem to treat. Absence of the main pulmonary trunk and pulmonary valve at this stage makes a conventional Damus-Kaye-Stansel connection difficult to achieve. We report the case of a 37-year-old female who underwent Fontan completion as an adult and subsequently presented with systemic outflow tract obstruction. A valved conduit was interposed between the native pulmonary annulus and the ascending aorta to create a modified Damus-Kaye-Stansel type connection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-221
Number of pages2
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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