Palliative operations

Carl L. Backer, Constantine Mavroudis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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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
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781118320754
ISBN (Print)9781405196529
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • 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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