Aortic Dissection in an Infant Caused by Intraaortic Balloon Pumping
The case of an 8-month-old boy with aortic dissection caused by intraaortic balloon pumping is reported. The balloon was inserted during an operation for the anomalous origin of the left coronary artery. It is important to realize the potential risk of aortic dissection even in infants and to select an appropriately sized balloon. Modification of the balloon for use in infants is necessary.