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Left ventricular hernia in a pediatric transplant recipient: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18535755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac hernias are rare occurrences resulting from congenital pericardial defects, trauma, or postsurgical changes. Difficult to diagnose, they can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. The first reported case of left ventricular herniation in a pediatric cardiac transplant recipient is presented, and the literature concerning diagnosis and management is reviewed. Clinicians must have a high index of suspicion to diagnose this rare and potentially lethal defect.
Jonathan H Soslow; David A Parra; David P Bichell; Debra A Dodd
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-06-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0172-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-22     Completed Date:  2009-04-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, 2200 Children's Way, Suite 5230, Nashville, TN 37232, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Heart Transplantation / adverse effects*
Heart Ventricles / pathology*,  surgery
Hernia / etiology*
Pericardium / pathology*,  surgery
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery

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