Glenn Surgery in Lagos
For those with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the Glenn surgery is the second of three operations (HLHS). After the Norwood procedure and before the Fontan procedure, the Glenn procedure is performed. That is also the second operation for patients with single ventricles that are complex.
The superior vena cava, a long vein, is connected to the pulmonary arteries during the Glenn procedure. This causes this huge vein to deliver blood to the lungs while still acting as a shunt, allowing the patient to develop and survive for many years. Cardiopulmonary bypass is required for the procedure. If a shunt was previously mounted, the shunt is removed during BDG.