Pulmonary embolectomy in a child.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds, United Kingdom.
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery (Impact Factor: 3.63). 05/2000; 69(4):1248-9. DOI: 10.1016/S0003-4975(00)01095-X
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ABSTRACT We report the case of a 14-year-old boy treated successfully by pulmonary embolectomy for massive pulmonary embolism, 18 days after bilateral hip surgery. He has a family history of pulmonary embolism and an inherited antithrombin deficiency. His diagnosis was confirmed by spiral computed tomography scan. We believe that pulmonary embolectomy has a role in selected cases in children.

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