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Coil embolization of a patent ductus venosus in a 52-day-old girl with congenital heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12537231     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the case of 52-day-old girl with a common atrioventricular canal. Severe liver dysfunction persisted following complete repair of the cardiac defect. A patent ductus venosus appeared to be the source of the hemodynamic disturbance responsible for hepatic dysfunction. Given her critical condition, coil embolization of the ductus venosus was performed, after which the patient improved rapidly. The ductus venosus should be tested for patency when liver dysfunction persists after the corrective cardiac surgery, and coil embolization is the treatment of choice in gravely ill children.
Tooru Araki; Masahiro Kamada; Yoshio Okamoto; Sadahiko Arai; Osamu Oba
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-22     Completed Date:  2003-02-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Hiroshima City Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple
Down Syndrome / complications
Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
Heart Defects, Congenital*
Liver / blood supply*
Liver Diseases / etiology
Veins / abnormalities

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