Ann Hepatol 2018 Mar;17(2):192-204
Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal. Universidad de Alcalá. Servicio de Gastroenterología y Hepatología.
Fontan-associated liver disease is a hepatic disorder arising from hemodynamic changes and systemic venous congestion following Fontan surgery. The histological changes produced in the liver are similar but not equivalent to those seen in other forms of cardiac liver disease. While the natural history of this form of liver disease is not well established, over time many Fontan patients develop portal hypertension-related complications such as ascites, variceal hemorrhage or encephalopathy. Read More