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Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 175–177 | Cite as

Repair of coarctation of the aorta in children with Turner syndrome

  • Berkeley BrandtIII
  • Sharon E. Heintz
  • Earl F. Rose
  • Johann L. Ehrenhaft
  • Edward B. Clark
Original Article

Summary

Increased risk of perioperative hemorrhage has been described in patients with Turner syndrome and coarctation of the aorta. We have operated on 11 patients with Turner syndrome and coarctation of the aorta, two of whom developed bleeding. One patient died. End-to-end anastomosis was performed in all patients. Histologic studies of resected specimens did not reveal any abnormalities. The risk of bleeding was not related to age at the time of repair or postoperative hypertension. Although no specific abnormality has been identified in these patients, the risk of serious hemorrhage appears increased.

Key words

Coarctation of the aorta End-to-end anastomosis Perioperative hemorrhage Turner syndrome 

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References

  1. 1.
    Beder SD, Driscoll DJ, McNamara DG, Cooley DA (1982) Coarctation repair in children with Turner syndrome.Tex Heart Inst J 9:49–52PubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Ravelo HR, Stephenson LW, Friedman S, Chatten J, Rashkind WJ, Vidas M, Edmunds, LH Jr (1980) Coarctation resection in children with Turner syndrome.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 80:427–430PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Berkeley BrandtIII
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sharon E. Heintz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Earl F. Rose
    • 1
    • 2
  • Johann L. Ehrenhaft
    • 1
    • 2
  • Edward B. Clark
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Thoracic-Cardiovascular DivisionUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA

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