ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
MITRAL VALVE REPLACEMENT IN A PATIENT WITH IDIOPATIC TROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA: CASE REPORT
Levent ÇETİN, Nevzat ERDİL, Erol ŞENER, Ufuk DEMİRKILIÇ, Harun TATAR
Alkan Hastanesi Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, ANKARA
We performed a succesfull mitral valve replacement operation in a patient with serious mitral valve regurgitation and chronic idiopathic trombocytopenic purpura. Preoperative platelet count was 38.000/ml and the patient was treated with high dose intravenous immune globulin. After an increase in platelet count, operation was done with a short cardiopulmonary bypass time. There was not any perioperative platelet transfusion. Simultaneous splenectomy was not done.
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