TITLE

A Triple Challenge: Thrombocytopenia in a 7-Year-Old Girl With Unrepaired d-Transposition of the Great Arteries, Ventricular Septal Defect, and Pulmonary Hypertension

AUTHOR(S)
Al-Biltagi, Mohammed; Ismail, Mohamed F.; Al-Radi, Osman O; Baho, Haysam
PUB. DATE
December 2013
SOURCE
Pediatric Cardiology;Dec2013, Vol. 34 Issue 8, p2021
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Thrombocytopenia can be a real challenge during cardiac surgery in children with cyanotic congenital heart disease. This report describes a 7-year-old girl with d-transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect, pulmonary hypertension, chronic thrombocytopenia, polycythemia, and chronic renal impairment. The thrombocytopenia improved several days after splenectomy. The child then underwent a successful arterial switch operation with ventricular septal defect closure.
ACCESSION #
91907249

 

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