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A modified Fontan operation was performed on nine patients, ages 8--24 years (mean 14 years), with tricuspid atresia. The right atrium and right ventricle were connected with a valved conduit in five patients and directly in four. A porcine inferior vena caval valve was used in two patients. Prior operations had been performed in eight patients. There were(More)
The charts of 15 patients with foregut cysts were reviewed. The lesions were intrathoracic in 14 patients and in the cervical area in one child. The importance of early diagnosis and surgical management is stressed. In untreated infants with foregut cysts, severe progressive and life-threatening airway obstruction may develop. Since the symptoms of this(More)