The optimal Fontan connection: a growing extracardiac lateral tunnel with pedicled pericardium.

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OBJECTIVE The concept of a lateral tunnel for the Fontan operation is now widely accepted. Most lateral tunnels are constructed intraatrially with the use of aortic crossclamping. Construction of extracardiac lateral tunnels with the use of homografts or other nonviable tubes eliminates aortic crossclamping but lacks growth potential in length or width. The… (More)

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@article{Gundry1997TheOF, title={The optimal Fontan connection: a growing extracardiac lateral tunnel with pedicled pericardium.}, author={Stephen Gundry and Abdullah Razzouk and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} del R{\'i}o and Girish S. Shirali and Leslie Bailey}, journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery}, year={1997}, volume={114 4}, pages={552-8; discussion 558-9} }