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Year : 2017 | Month : September | Volume : 11 | Issue : 9 | Page : UD09 - UD10

Non-Catheter Related Perioperative Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Following Surgical VSD Closure-Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography

Tanveer Singh Kundra, Divya Gopal, Manasa Dhananjaya

1. DM Resident, Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Sri Jayadeva Institute Of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. 3. Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Sri Jayadeva Institute Of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Tanveer Singh Kundra,
Kothi No.184, Phase 4, Mohali, Punjab-160055, India.
E-mail: tvskundra@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

Unintentional iatrogenic surgical complications can complicate the operative and postoperative courses of paediatric cardiac surgery patients. Unless recognized and treated early, itís possible, these complications may lead to a prolonged hospital stay, increased treatment cost, morbidity, and even death. Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) is the most common congenital heart defect in children, occurring in 50% of all children with congenital heart disease and in 20% as an isolated lesion. Herein, we discuss the development of Superior Vena Cava (SVC) syndrome following surgical repair of VSD in a nine-month-old child. Early clinical diagnosis, immediate confirmation with Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) and surgical re-exploration led to a good outcome in this patient. If, however, we could have performed an intraoperative Trans Esophageal Echocardiography (TEE), this complication could have been recognized, even before shifting from the operating room.

Keywords

Iatrogenic, Surgical complication, Upper torso discoloration

How to cite this article :

Tanveer Singh Kundra, Divya Gopal, Manasa Dhananjaya. NON-CATHETER RELATED PERIOPERATIVE SUPERIOR VENA CAVA SYNDROME FOLLOWING SURGICAL VSD CLOSURE-ROLE OF TRANSESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 September [cited: 2018 Jan 17 ]; 11:UD09-UD10. Available from
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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/29218.10651

Date of Submission: Apr 10, 2017
Date of Peer Review: May 08, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jul 05, 2017
Date of Publishing: Sep 01, 2017

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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