Pulmonary embolectomy in a child.


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… (More)


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@article{Ngaage2000PulmonaryEI, title={Pulmonary embolectomy in a child.}, author={Dumbor Laateh Ngaage and Isthiaq Ahmed and Venkatachalam Chandrasekaran}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={2000}, volume={69 4}, pages={1248-9} }