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Medical Term:

Fontan procedure

Pronunciation: fon-tan'

Definition: placement of a conduit (usually valved) from the right atrium to the main pulmonary artery as a bypass to a hypoplastic right ventricle, as in tricuspid atresia.

Synonym(s): Fontan operation

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