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Glenn procedure

Glenn procedure is a palliative surgical procedure performed for patients with Tricuspid atresia. It is also part of the surgical treatment path for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.[1][2][3] This procedure has been largely replaced by Bidirectional Glenn procedure (Fontan procedure).

It connects the superior vena cava to the right pulmonary artery.[4]

References

  1. ^ http://www.dhg.org.uk/information/procedures.aspx
  2. ^ Bonita F. Stanton; Kliegman, Robert; Nelson, Waldo E.; Behrman, Richard E.; Jenson, Hal B. (2007). Nelson textbook of pediatrics Robert M. Kliegman, Richard E. Behrman, Hal B. Jenson, Bonita F. Stanton. Philadelphia: Saunders.  
  3. ^ Yuan SM, Jing H (2009). "Palliative procedures for congenital heart defects". Arch Cardiovasc Dis 102 (6-7): 549–57.  
  4. ^ Jacqueline M. Leung (10 March 2004). Cardiac and vascular anesthesia: the requisites in anesthesiology. Elsevier Health Sciences. pp. 125–.  
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