creation of a narrow opening (about 3 mm) between the ascending aorta and the subjacent right pulmonary artery to increase pulmonary circulation in cyanotic heart disease with decreased pulmonary flow.
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Waterston,David J., English thoracic and pediatric surgeon, 1910–.
Waterston operation - a surgically created anastomosis between the pulmonary artery and the ascending aorta to palliate adult tetralogy of Fallot.
Waterston shunt - creation of a narrow opening between the ascending aorta and the subjacent right pulmonary artery.
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