Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy in pediatric patients: Report of three cases


KUMBASAR U. , AYPAR E. , KARAGÖZ T. , DEMİRCİN M. , DOĞAN R.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.60, no.5, pp.604-607, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2018.05.023
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.604-607

Abstract

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), which occurs due to impartial resolution of the pulmonary thrombus, is a rare type of pulmonary hypertension. However, most patients have an excellent long-term survival following pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE). Pulmonary emboli and associated CTEPH is unusual in the pediatric population and is mostly reveals an underlying thrombophilic state. PTE is also recognized as the best therapeutic option in this subgroup of patients. In this case series, we report three young patients who had successfully undergone PTE due to pulmonary emboli and associated CTEPH.