Norwood procedure

Dr Vincent Tatco et al.

The Norwood procedure is a palliative surgical procedure performed in cases of hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

The procedure consists of constructing a neo-aorta by side-to-side anastomosis of the main pulmonary artery and ascending aorta. A modified Blalock-Taussig shunt is placed to provide the pulmonary blood flow. Sano modified the procedure by creating a right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduit (Sano shunt) instead of a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt.

History and etymology

William Norwood and associates described the technique in 1980s 2,4.


Congenital heart disease

There is more than one way to present the variety of congenital heart diseases. Whichever way they are categorised, it is helpful to have a working understanding of normal and fetal circulation, as well as an understanding of the segmental approach to imaging in congenital heart disease.

Share article

Article Information

rID: 52061
Systems: Cardiac, Vascular
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.