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cavopulmonary anastomosis (redirected from cavopulmonary shunt)
a means of palliating cyanotic heart disease by anastomosing the right pulmonary artery to the superior vena cava.
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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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References in periodicals archive
Shinebourne, "Pulmonary blood flow after total cavopulmonary shunt
," British Heart Journal, vol.
Right internal jugular vein cannulation was avoided because any stenosis of the superior vena cava would prove extremely detrimental in infants with single ventricle physiology as the preferred palliation would most likely be staged bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt
(Glenn) and total cavopulmonary anastomosis (Fontan) procedures.