Surgical retrieval of an embolized patent ductus arteriosus closure device in an infant weighing 1050 G
Interdisciplinary cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
Cardiopulmonary bypass; Low birth weight; Patent ductus arteriosus; Prematurity
The dislodgement of device during transcatheter procedure is a rare complication and the device can be retrieved by transcatheter techniques in most cases. In case of failed attempts, the surgery may be required and in haemodynamically unstable patients cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may be unavoidable. A case of surgical retrieving of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) occlusion device (OD) from the right pulmonary artery (PA) in a 1050 g baby on CPB was presented. In literature, CPB use in babies weighing under 1 kg has been rarely reported. CPB support was performed securely in our case who is one of the tiniest patients operated on. CPB can be safe enough in the surgical approach of a complication of very low birth weight patient.
Selcuk, Arif; Bishnoi, Arvind Kumar; Kanter, Joshua; and Yerebakan, Can, "Surgical retrieval of an embolized patent ductus arteriosus closure device in an infant weighing 1050 G" (2023). GW Authored Works. Paper 3641.