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Therapy of acute massive pulmonary embolism associated with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21035716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute massive pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life-threatening event. Before the era of cardiopulmonary bypass, acute pulmonary embolectomy had been historically attempted in patients with severe hemodynamic compromise. The Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) represents a significant life-long risk for major thromboembolic events. We present two young patients with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome who survived surgical embolectomy after massive PE and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, with good postoperative recovery. Even though the role of surgical embolectomy in massive PE is not clearly defined, with current technology it can be life saving and can lead to a complete recovery, especially in young patients as described in this study.
Lars Niclauss; Dominique Delay; Enrico Ferrari; Philippe Gersbach; Frank Stumpe; Ludwig Karl von Segesser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-01     Completed Date:  2011-02-15     Revised Date:  2012-04-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1138.e5-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Annals of Vascular Surgery Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation*
Embolectomy* / instrumentation
Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome / complications*
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology,  physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery,  therapy*
Shock, Cardiogenic / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Vena Cava Filters
Young Adult
Comment In:
Ann Vasc Surg. 2012 Apr;26(3):443-4   [PMID:  22424450 ]

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