Glenn shunt – Cardiology MCQ – Answer
Glenn shunt is between – Correct answer: 3. Superior vena cava and right pulmonary artery
Glenn shunt connects the superior vena cava to right pulmonary artery. End of right pulmonary artery is anastomosed to superior vena cava. Proximal portion of right pulmonary artery is ligated so that no flow occurs to the main pulmonary artery or left pulmonary artery from the superior vena cava.
A bidirectional Glenn shunt connects the superior vena cava to the right pulmonary artery in an end to side fashion so that superior vena caval blood can flow to both lungs.
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