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Palliative shunt in newborn

Author: Jean-François Paul, MD, Plessis-Robinson, France
Body Region: Cardiovascular

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Diagnosis
5. References

1. Patient presentation

  • A newborn with pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect was admitted for a palliative
    operation as the pulmonary circulation depended on the ductus arteriosus.

  • A modified Blalock-Taussig shunt between the brachiocephalic truncus and the right pulmonary
    artery was done when the child was 8 days old.

  • CT was performed to evaluate the patency of this palliative shunt.