Platelet aggregates in small lung vessels and death during liver transplantation.


10 children who died suddenly during liver transplantation were found at necropsy to have extensive obstruction of small lung vessels by platelet aggregates. In 7 of these patients pulmonary artery pressure changes before death were consistent with acute obstruction of the pulmonary vascular bed. Platelet aggregates were not strikingly increased in blood… (More)


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