Bidirectional Glenn Shunt: Stage I Palliative Surgery

  • Bin Qiao
  • Ji Feng Ju


Based on the animal experimental study performed by Haller, Dogliotti et al. had made improvements on classical Glenn surgery, including transection of the superior vena cava, closure of its atrial end, and end-to-side anastomosis of its distal end to the right pulmonary artery. These improvements can ensure not only the continuity between pulmonary artery and the superior vena cava but blood flow to the bilateral pulmonary artery. Bidirectional Glenn shunt, hence its name, was widely used in clinic for the treatment of functional single ventricle as a better surgical method instead of classic Glenn shunt.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bin Qiao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ji Feng Ju
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardiovascular InstituteGeneral Hospital of Jinan Military RegionJinanChina
  2. 2.Cardiac Surgery CenterWestern District of Shandong Provincial HospitalJinanChina
  3. 3.Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Jinan Military Region General Hospital of PLAJinanChina

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