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Surgical emergency embolectomy for the treatment of fulminant pulmonary embolism in a preterm infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9349788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A massive pulmonary embolism, demonstrated by echocardiography developed in a 3-week-old preterm infant. An etiologic explanation could not be obtained from either history or clinical and laboratory findings. Pulmonary embolectomy was performed as an emergency procedure because of severe hemodynamic impairment despite intensive medical therapy. In children who have massive pulmonary embolism who remain in a compromised hemodynamic state despite intensive medical therapy, pulmonary embolectomy may be considered the alternative emergency treatment.
A Gamillscheg; J H Nürnberg; V Alexi-Meskishvili; H Werner; H Abdul-Kaliq; F Uhlemann; R Hetzer; P E Lange
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0022-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1997 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-01-07     Completed Date:  1998-01-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1516-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Congenital Heart Disease, German Heart Center, Berlin.
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MeSH Terms
Emergency Medical Services*
Fibrinolytic Agents / therapeutic use
Heparin / therapeutic use
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / drug therapy,  surgery*
Pulmonary Embolism / drug therapy,  surgery*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrinolytic Agents; 9005-49-6/Heparin

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