Paediatrics – MCQ 45 – Blalock and Taussig shunt

Blalock and Taussig shunt is done between:
A. Aorta to pulmonary artery
B. Aorta to pulmonary vein
C. Subclavian artery to pulmonary vein
D. Subclavian vein to artery

Correct answer : A. Aorta to pulmonary artery

Blalock and Taussig shunt is used in the surgical management of tetralogy of fallot. It is shunts blood from the subclavian artery to the pulmonary artery. That is not given among the list of options. As subclavian artery is a branch of aorta, the best answer would be ‘aorta to pulmonary artery.’

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