Superior vena cava thrombectomy with the X-SIZER® catheter system in a child with Fontan palliation

Jeffrey G. Gossett, Albert P. Rocchini, Aimee K. Armstrong*

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Abstract

A 4-year-old female with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and Fontan palliation presented with severe neurologic impairment from thrombosis of the superior vena cava (SVC). She underwent successful SVC thrombectomy with the X-SIZER® Thrombectomy Catheter System, followed by balloon angioplasty. She demonstrated rapid improvement in her neurologic deficits after the procedure. This represents the first published use of the X-SIZER in a child and its first published use for SVC thrombectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-32
Number of pages5
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume69
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

Keywords

  • Fontan
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • SVC syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Thrombectomy
  • X-SIZER® catheter system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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