Detachment of balloon in an infant: a rare complication of balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty.

B. Hwang, B. C. Lee, J. H. Lu, C. C. Meng

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Abstract

A 3-month-old infant with severe tetralogy of Fallot underwent percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty. After the successful dilatation, the balloon could not be deflated completely and the partial deflated balloon was totally peeled off from the catheter at the junction of inferior vena cava and right common iliac vein when we attempted to move it out. The skin of the balloon was successfully retrieved with a snared guidewire without sequel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-454
Number of pages4
JournalZhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui za zhi [Journal]. Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui
Volume37
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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