Division of venous collateral after Glenn shunt by minimally invasive surgery

R. Mark Payne, Andrew S. Bensky, Michael H. Hines

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An infant with cyanotic heart disease that was palliated with a bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt developed progressive cyanosis 3 months after the surgical procedure. A large hemiazygous vein was found to be decompressing the bidirectional Glenn shunt from the left innominate vein and was ligated using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. The unusually rapid appearance of the shunt, and the excellent outcome associated with the video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery procedure are discussed. (C) 2000 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)973-975
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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