Blalock-Taussig shunt (annotated image)

Case contributed by Dr Vincent Tatco

This is a left modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (also known as Blalock-Thomas-Taussig or BT shunt) in a Tetralogy of Fallot patient. There is a prosthetic graft interposed between the left subclavian artery and ipsilateral pulmonary artery.

Case Discussion

Blalock-Taussig shunt (also known as Blalock-Thomas-Taussig or BT shunt) is a palliative procedure performed in patients with tetralogy of Fallot (prior to the ability to repair the defect) to increase the pulmonary blood flow.

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Case information

rID: 41040
Published: 12th Nov 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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