Perigraft Seroma and Serous Fluid Leakage following Modified Blalock - Taussig Shunt: A Case Report

Authors

  • Chareonkiat Rergkliang Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Prince of Songkhla University, Songkhla, Thailand 901 10.
  • Prasert Vasinanukorn Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Prince of Songkhla University, Songkhla, Thailand 901 10.
  • Apirak Chetpauphan Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Prince of Songkhla University, Songkhla, Thailand 901 10.
  • Vorawit Chittitavorn Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Prince of Songkhla University, Songkhla, Thailand 901 10.

Abstract

                  A one year-old boy with tetralogy of Fallot and pulmonary atresia underwent the modified Blalock - Taussing shunt using a 5 mm polytetrafluoroethylene graft (PTFE). Postoperative course was complicated by perigraft seroma and serous fluid leakage. Conservative management with re-insertion of the chest tube failed to resolve the problem. At reoperation, after perigraft seroma removal, the PTFE graft was wrapped by Dacron patch and oxidized regenerated cellulose. This approach resulted in immediate reduction of the serous fluid leakage and eventually stopped on the 3rd postoperative day.

                At the last follow-up 4 months later, the child appeared well with good function of the shunt.

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2002-09-30

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Rergkliang C, Vasinanukorn P, Chetpauphan A, Chittitavorn V. Perigraft Seroma and Serous Fluid Leakage following Modified Blalock - Taussig Shunt: A Case Report. Thai J Surg [Internet]. 2002 Sep. 30 [cited 2022 Nov. 30];23(3):79-82. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ThaiJSurg/article/view/243069

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