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, vol.39, no.3, pp.435-437, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.435-437
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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)