Successful lysis of bilateral renal vein thrombosis following neonatal truncus repair

Sudesh Prabhu, Karthik Ramakrishnan, Nelson Alphonso, Kevin McCaffery, Ben Anderson, Tom Karl

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Renal vein thrombosis (RVT) is the most common noncatheter-related thrombosis encountered in infancy, most of which occurs in neonates. The optimal management strategy for neonatal RVT is unclear. Fibrinolytic and heparin therapy may play a role in preventing chronic renal failure in neonates with bilateral RVT. However, the use of fibrinolytics early after any major surgery requires tremendous caution. In this report, we describe the successful use of fibrinolysis in a neonate with bilateral RVT after repair of truncus arteriosus in the early postoperative period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-118
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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