ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Neonatal Blalock Taussig Shunt In Complex Cyanotic Heart Pathologies
Gürkan Çetin, Ahmet Özkara, *Emin Tireli, Sertaç Haydin, *Kubilay Korkut
İstanbul Üniversitesi Kardiyoloji Enstitüsü, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Ana Bilim Dalı, İstanbul
*İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Ana Bilim Dalı, İstanbul
Systemic pulmonary shunt is still the surgical technique of choice for palliation of cyanotic congenital heart lesions of neonates. However, this procedure is associated with some degree of morbidity and mortality. Here, we recommend a new simple technique for shunt operations via partial sternotomy. This method provides equal enlargement of the pulmonary artery branches and minimizes iatrogenic deformations, which are very important for the subsequent interventions.
Keywords : Blalock taussig shunt, partial sternotomy, main pulmonary artery, complex anomaly
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