Vascular Reconstruction in a Neonate after Iatrogenic Injury during Cardiac Catheterization
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Arizona Ctr Hand Surg, Coll Med
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PublisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
CitationVascular Reconstruction in a Neonate after Iatrogenic Injury during Cardiac Catheterization 2017, 5 (12):e1600 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open
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AbstractAs technology and interventional techniques continue to evolve, both the volume and complexity of cardiac catheterizations will increase, leading to a rise in the number of complications. One of the most morbid complications of cardiac catheterization is vascular injury. We report the case of a 31-day-old, 3.0-kg infant with hypoplastic left heart syndrome who experienced a left common iliac artery disruption during cardiac catheterization resulting in a retroperitoneal hemorrhage. The extent of the vascular injury combined with the vessel caliber posed a technically challenging surgical scenario. Ultimately, the vascular supply to the left lower extremity was reconstructed by the plastic surgery team with a reverse autologous vein graft. To our knowledge, this multidisciplinary approach with the involvement of plastic surgery represents a unique case.
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