Glenn procedure

Glenn procedure is a palliative surgical procedure performed for patients with Tricuspid atresia. It is also part of the surgical treatment path for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.[1][2][3] This procedure has been largely replaced by Bidirectional Glenn procedure (Fontan procedure).

It connects the superior vena cava to the right pulmonary artery.[4]


  1. Downs Heart Group. "Blalock, Glenn & Fontan Procedures - Down's Heart Group".
  2. Bonita F. Stanton; Kliegman, Robert; Nelson, Waldo E.; Behrman, Richard E.; Jenson, Hal B. (2007). Nelson textbook of pediatrics Robert M. Kliegman, Richard E. Behrman, Hal B. Jenson, Bonita F. Stanton. Philadelphia: Saunders. ISBN 1-4160-2450-6.
  3. Yuan SM, Jing H (2009). "Palliative procedures for congenital heart defects". Arch Cardiovasc Dis. 102 (6-7): 549–57. doi:10.1016/j.acvd.2009.04.011. PMID 19664575. Retrieved 2010-02-27.
  4. Jacqueline M. Leung (10 March 2004). Cardiac and vascular anesthesia: the requisites in anesthesiology. Elsevier Health Sciences. pp. 125–. ISBN 978-0-323-02043-5. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
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