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The transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) may cause more complications in small children. Amplatzer (St. Jude Medical, Plymouth, MN) has produces three types of devices for ductal occlusion: the Amplatzer duct occluder I (ADO I) and II (ADO II) and the recently introduced ADO II additional sizes (ADO II AS). We performed this study to… (More)
We present the case report of a war victim child with severe burn scars, orthopnoea, and dyspnoea due to diffuse pulmonary thromboembolism. During ICU stay, a central venous catheter's 45-mm wire embolised into the heart. The embolised wire was successfully removed via transhepatic access through the creation of an artificial simple snare.
BACKGROUND Transcatheter closure of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) has always been considered risky for infants weighing <6 kg and preterms. We present our findings regarding transcatheter closures of PDA. METHODS The inclusion criteria were a weight of <6 kg and the presence of PDA symptoms. The study subjects were divided into two groups: <6 kg and… (More)
Although diagnostic contribution of intravenous diazepam administration during electroencephalography (EEG) recording in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis has been known, no another drug with less potential side effects has been studied in this procedure. In this study, diazepam is compared with midazolam in 25 subacute sclerosing… (More)
Embolization of a port catheter is a dangerous and serious complication. In this paper, we present two cases of children, aged 4.5 months and 6 years, in whom port catheters had embolized to the right ventricle one month and 1.5 years priorly, respectively; the port catheters were retrieved via snaring.
A special deformity associated with the use of left atrial disc hubless atrial septal occluders has been described in 3 children. This chalice-shaped deformity that occurred during the use of Occlutech and Lifetech septal occluders was given the name "Holy Grail Configuration". Despite being easily reversible, reduction of the metal load on the left atrium… (More)
One of the most rare and dangerous complications of a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt involves the formation of a pseudoaneurysm. A pseudoaneurysm may rupture or may result in other adverse events including compression of mediastinal structures or collapse of the underlying lung parenchyma. Shunt-related pseudoaneurysm may be associated with shunt occlusion,… (More)
Bilateral ductal stenting should be performed in cases of discontinuity of the pulmonary branches and pulmonary atresia. Performing this procedure via the carotid artery in small infants can be very difficult and challenging. We present a case of bilateral ductal stenting via both the femoral and carotid arteries in a little child with tetralogy of Fallot… (More)