ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
The classic Glenn operation in the double inlet left ventricle: a 20-year follow-up
Berkay Ekici1, Handan Ünsal2, Ziya Apaydın1, Enver Ekici2, Coşkun İkizler3
1Department of Cardiology, Medical Faculty of Ufuk University, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical Faculty of Ufuk University, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Ufuk University, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.7276
Functional univentricular heart is a rare and complex congenital anomaly. The prognosis is usually poor without any surgical intervention and long-term survival is rare. In this article, we report a 57-year-old female case with a double inlet left ventricle with valvular pulmonary stenosis, left anterior rudimentary right ventricle, ventricular septal defect, discordant ventriculoatrial connection, patent foramen ovale and Glenn shunt who was followed for 20 years. Cardiac catheterization revealed a classic Glenn shunt anatomy. The patient is currently under follow-up with medical treatment.
Keywords : Congenital heart defects; functional single ventricle; Glenn shunt
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