Serous fluid leakage after a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt: A cause of hypercyanotic episodes

Elizabeth C. Powell*, Aamir Banday

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We report a case of a 10-week-old girl, with tetralogy of Fallot and a Blalock-Taussig shunt, who presented with hypercyanotic episodes. She was found to have serous fluid leakage around her shunt, causing compression of her trachea. Hypercyanotic episodes resulting from shunt leakage have not previously been reported. An awareness of this possible complication of a Blalock-Taussig shunt will allow the emergency physician to consider it in the differential diagnosis of hypercyanotic episodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)330-331
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric emergency care
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1999

Keywords

  • Blalock-Taussig shunt
  • Hypercyanosis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Tracheal compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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