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Case report - Cardiovascular surgery

Bilateral pulmonary thromboendarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: the youngest case in our region


Gazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Çocuk Kardiyolojisi Bilim Dalı, Ankara


Marmara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Cerrahisi Bilim Dalı, İstanbul

Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology 2013; 41: 340-342
DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2013.34682
Read: 474 Downloads: 221 Published: 01 July 2021

The insertion of ventriculoatrial (VA) shunts for the treatment of hydrocephalus is associated with the development of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension occurs in patients with recurrent or chronic pulmonary embolism, and is a rare but, potentially devastating disease in children. Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) is an important curative therapy for patients with CTEPH. Herein, we present a case of a 14 year-old male patient with CTEPH that developed after a VA shunt procedure. After successful PTE, systolic pulmonary artery pressure was decreased from 75 mmHg to 30 mmHg. PTE is recommended in the pediatric CTEPH population.

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