Blalock-Taussig operation


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Blalock-Taussig operation (shunt)

 [bla´lok taw´sig]
anastomosis of the subclavian artery to the pulmonary artery to shunt some of the systemic circulation into the pulmonary circulation; performed as palliative treatment of congenital pulmonary stenosis.

Bla·lock-Taus·sig op·er·a·tion

(blā'lok taw'sig),
an operation for congenital malformations of the heart, in which an abnormally small volume of blood passes through the pulmonary circuit; blood from the systemic circulation is directed to the lungs by anastomosing the right or left subclavian artery to the right or left pulmonary artery.

Blalock-Taussig operation

(blā′lŏk-)
n.
Surgical anastomosis of a subclavian artery to a pulmonary artery in order to direct blood from the systemic circulation to the lungs in cases of congenital malformations of the heart.

Bla·lock-Taus·sig op·er·a·tion

(blā'lok taw'sig op-ĕr-ā'shŭn)
An operation for congenital malformations of the heart, in whichan abnormally small volume of blood passes through the pulmonary circuit; blood from the systemic circulation is directed to the lungs by anastomosing the right or left subclavian artery to the right or left pulmonary artery.

Blalock,

Alfred, U.S. surgeon, 1899-1965.
Blalock anastomosis
Blalock clamp
Blalock-Hanlon operation - the creation of a large atrial septal defect as a palliative procedure for complete transposition of the great arteries.
Blalock pulmonary clamp
Blalock shunt - subclavian artery to pulmonary artery shunt to increase pulmonary circulation in cyanotic heart disease with decreased pulmonary flow.
Blalock sutures
Blalock-Taussig operation - an operation for congenital malformations of the heart.
Blalock-Taussig shunt - a palliative subclavian artery to pulmonary artery anastomosis.

Taussig,

Helen B., U.S. pediatrician, 1898-1986.
Blalock-Taussig operation - see under Blalock
Blalock-Taussig shunt - see under Blalock
Taussig-Bing disease - Synonym(s): Taussig-Bing syndrome
Taussig-Bing syndrome - complete transposition of the aorta with a left-sided pulmonary artery overriding the left ventricle and ventricular septal defect, right ventricular hypertrophy, anteriorly situated aorta, and posteriorly situated pulmonary artery. Synonym(s): Taussig-Bing disease