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Acute pulmonary edema in a newborn with infracardiac type total anomalous pulmonary venous return and surgical repair.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15214752     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR) is a rare congenital pathology. Early diagnosis and urgent surgery are life-saving, especially in newborns with pulmonary venous obstruction, which is most commonly seen with infracardiac type. A three-day-old baby boy presented to another clinic with tachypnea and cyanosis. Initial work-up aimed at ruling out persistant pulmonary hypertension, respiratory distress syndrome and pneumonia. Acute pulmonary edema then developed, and on echocardiography obstructive type infracardiac TAPVR was suspected. Cardiac catheterization was done for definitive diagnosis. Urgent surgery was undertaken and pulmonary veins were anastomozed to left atrium with posterior approach. Patient was extubated at 10th day and discharged after three weeks. During one-year follow-up the patient was free of symptoms. Infracardiac type TAPVR is a rare pathology in which early diagnosis and urgent surgery with special postoperative case are mandatory for survival.
Yusuf Kenan Yalçinbaş; Ersin Erek; Ece Salihoğlu; Nilüfer Oztürk; Gökhan Mamur; Nerime Soybir; Ayşe Sarioğlu; Tayyar Sarioğlu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Turkish journal of pediatrics     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0041-4301     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:    2004 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-24     Completed Date:  2004-08-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417505     Medline TA:  Turk J Pediatr     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Istanbul Memorial Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Catheterization, Peripheral
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Catheterization
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Edema / etiology*
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*
Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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