A Fontan operation is used for patients who have a variety of anomalies with single ventricle including, but not limited to, tricuspid atresia or hypoplastic left heart syndrome. After the repair is complete, the single ventricle is in continuity with the systemic circulation, and the systemic venous return flows to the lungs without passing through a functional ventricle.


Pulmonary Artery Superior Vena Main Pulmonary Artery Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Single Ventricle 
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