Transjugular Approach to Device Closure of Atrial Septal Defect in a Child with Heterotaxia and Interrupted Inferior Vena Cava


ÖZBARLAS N. , Kiziltas A., KÜÇÜKOSMANOĞLU O. , ALINÇ ERDEM S.

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, cilt.39, ss.435-437, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.435-437

Özet

In heterotaxia syndrome with left atrial isomerism, the distinguishing feature is interrupted inferior vena cava with azygos continuation. We report using a transjugular approach to device closure of an atrial septal defect in an 8-year-old boy with heterotaxia syndrome. We found that device closure of the child's atrial septal defect through a jugular venous approach was safe when an inferior vena cava approach was not possible. To our knowledge, ours is the first report of the use of internal jugular vein access to close an atrial septal defect in a child. (Tex Heart Inst J 2012;39(3):435-7)