[Percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect using transhepatic puncture].


The percutaneous closure of ostium secundum (OS) atrial septal defect (ASD) is a well-established procedure and is today considered the treatment of choice due to its good results and low morbidity and mortality. The procedure is routinely performed through the inferior vena cava (IVC). However, this route of access is not always available due to the obstruction or congenital absence of the IVC. We will present a case of ASD closure by means of transhepatic puncture due to the impossibility of using the IVC.

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@article{Oliveira2006PercutaneousCO, title={[Percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect using transhepatic puncture].}, author={Edmundo Clarindo Oliveira and Helder Machado Pauperio and Br{\'a}ulio Muzzi Ribeiro de Oliveira and Rog{\'e}rio Augusto Pinto da Silva and Fabr{\'i}cio Maia Torres Alves and Gustavo Lobato Adjuto}, journal={Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia}, year={2006}, volume={87 2}, pages={193-6} }