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VARGAS, Natalia et al. Cirugía de Fontan: complicaciones posquirúrgicas. Medellín, Colombia. Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2014, vol.85, n.2, pp.91-94. ISSN 1688-1249.

Univentricular heart management has improved the life expectancy of patients with Fontan surgery. Objective: identify the most common postoperative complications of the Fontan surgery in patients from a private institution from Medellin. Methodology: descriptive clinical series. The population was patients undergoing the Fontan surgery. Information about sociodemographic and clinical variables was taken directly from the medical records. The research was approved by the Ethics Committee. We used SPSS ® version 17.0 (SPSS Inc, Chicago, Illinois, USA) for processing and analysis of information. For statistical handling of data is used for descriptive statistics. Results: 21 patients participated, the median age was 5 years (minimum 3, maximum 10), 66.7% were male. 100% of the children had a history of prior palliative surgery, the most common was the bidirectional Glenn. As for the most common complications were pleural effusion (52.4%), myocardial dysfunction and wound infection (19%). Conclusions: the complications presented agree with those reported in the literature, it is notable that no patient reported subaortic stenosis and bleeding


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