Successful percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty and thrombolysis of a thrombosed bovine mesenteric venous graft after a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt


Cil B., Dogan O. F. , KARAGÖZ T. , DOĞAN R.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.18, no.3, pp.225-228, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.225-228

Abstract

For the palliation of a five-month-old male baby who had a duct-dependent cyanotic congenital heart disease, a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt was made using a 4 mm bovine mesenteric venous graft. The shunt occluded on the seventh postoperative day and was surgically revised. However, rethrombosis of the graft was detected six days after the second operation. Percutaneous balloon angioplasty and thrombolysis were performed to shunt material successfully.