Progressive cyanosis following Kawashima operation: slow resolution after redirection of hepatic veins

Signe Holm Larsen, Kristian Emmertsen, Jesper Bjerre, Vibeke Elisabeth Hjortdal

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Abstract

Progressive cyanosis often develops following Kawashima operation in patients with left atrial isomerism, interrupted inferior vena cava and hepatic veins draining to the atria. Knowledge on the timing and extend of resolution following hepatic venous redirection is sparse. A girl developed progressing cyanosis following Kawashima operation at the age of ten months. Arterial oxygen saturations at rest dropped to 60-65%. Surgical redirection of hepatic veins into the cavopulmonary circulation at the age of three years had no immediate effect. However, arterial oxygen saturations increased gradually over nine months to 90-93% and 95-100% after three years.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Volume8
Pages (from-to)67
ISSN1749-8090
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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