Palliative Operations

Carl L. Backer*, Constantine Mavroudis

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter covers palliative operations, including the pulmonary artery band, aortopulmonary shunts (such as the classic and modified Blalock-Taussig shunts, Waterston/Cooley shunt, and Potts shunt), and other procedures. Some procedures that are considered obsolete are also included, so that surgeons whose patients have had these procedures performed in the past can become made aware of them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Cardiac Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781405196529
StatePublished - Feb 28 2013


  • Aortopulmonary shunt
  • Blalock-Taussig shunt
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Palliative
  • Pediatric
  • Potts shunt
  • Pulmonary artery band
  • Waterston/Cooley shunt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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