The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2013 , Vol 55 , Num 6
An extremely rare complication of congenital heart surgery: interventricular septal hematoma
Departments of 1Cardiovascular Surgery, 2Pediatric Cardiology, and 3Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. E-mail: We report a rare case of interventricular septal hematoma after patch closure of a perimembranous ventricular septal defect in a 10-month-old infant. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography was not performed. Routine transthoracic echocardiography at the 1st postoperative hour showed a huge intramural hematoma causing severe thickening of the ventricular septum. The patient's hemodynamics were stable and surgical revision was not required. The patient recovered well without complication. Keywords : myocardial injury, hematoma, ventricular septal defect, complication.
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