cavopulmonary anastomosis

(redirected from Glenn shunt)

ca·vo·pul·mo·nar·y a·nas·to·mo·sis

a means of palliating cyanotic heart disease by anastomosing the right pulmonary artery to the superior vena cava.

ca·vo·pul·mo·nar·y an·as·to·mo·sis

(kā-vō-pul'mŏ-nār-ē ă-nas'tŏ-mō'sis)
A means of palliating cyanotic heart disease by anastomosing the right pulmonary artery to the superior vena cava.
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He also had a Glenn shunt inserted and the entire operation lasted 10 hours.
And Hollie and Jake were told by doctors an operation called the Glenn Shunt could be carried out but again this would not be curative.
Surgeons will insert a Glenn shunt to connect the superior vena cava artery of the heart to the right pulmonary artery - helping blood feed his lungs.