ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
AVASCULAR NECROSIS OF THE FEMUR HEAD DUE TO LONG TERM STEROID THERAPY AFTER HEART
Denyan Mansuroğlu, Ercan Eren, Deniz Göksedef, Vedat Erentuğ, Gökhan İpek, Cevat Yakut
Koşuyolu Kalp Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul
Currently, heart transplantation is performed successfully in our country as in worldwide. However, it has some complications due to long-term immunsupressive medication after transplantation. We herein reported a 45-year-old man, who underwent heart transplantation 5 years ago, with avascular necrosis of the femur head due to 4 years of steroid therapy.
Keywords : Avascular necrosis, femur head, steroid therapy, heart transplantation, immunsupressive
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