ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
GIANT SEROMA AFTER MODIFIED BLALOCK TAUSSIG SHUNT OPERATION AND ITS SURGICAL TREATMENT
Ece Salihoğlu, Ersin Erek, Yusuf Kenan Yalçınbaş, Nilüfer Öztürk, Tayyar Sarıoğlu
İstanbul Memorial Hastanesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul
Modified Blalock Taussig shunt operation is used frequently in palliative management of cyanotic heart diseases. Perigraft seroma may develop after modified Blalock Taussig shunt operation due to politetrafluoroethylen grafts. Spontaneous regression may occur in most of the cases. It is very unusual that this complication causes life-threating symptoms. We report here a case of giant perigraft seroma presenting with mediastinal compression symptoms and its surgical treatment. Thereby, we would like to emphasise that perigraft seroma may be life-threating in rare occasions and close follow-up is necessary especially in patients with recurrent serous drainage after the operation.
Keywords : Blalock Taussig shunt, seroma, PTFE
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