Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a complex congenital heart disease, is the most common lethal cardiac defect in neonates. Its treatment includes cardiac transplantation and/or surgical palliation. Associated extracardiac congenital abnormalities are exceptional. We report the case of a neonate with HLHS and anorectal atresia who required urgent surgical management to relieve intestinal obstruction. The surgery was successfully performed under spinal anaesthesia.