CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in Women WINCARS 2020; 5(02): 123-128
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713582
Case Report

Post-Glenn Shunt Systemic Desaturation—Is Venovenous Collateral the Culprit?

Hemanth Harish Ponnana
1  Department of Cardiology, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
,
Jyotsna Maddury
1  Department of Cardiology, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
,
M. Naveen Kumar
1  Department of Cardiology, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
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Abstract

After classic Glenn shunt or bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis, the reappearance or deepening of cyanosis may be due to systemic venous collateral channels. There are only few case reports on this issue in the present literature. Here, we present two cases that underwent bidirectional Glenn shunt, who later presented with cyanosis and desaturation and both of them were found to have venovenous collaterals.



Publication History

Publication Date:
13 July 2020 (online)

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