An extremely rare complication of congenital heart surgery: interventricular septal hematoma

Eyileten Z., Aliyev A., Ciftci O., Ucar T., Odek Ç., Kendirli T., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.55, no.6, pp.662-664, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.662-664
  • Keywords: myocardial injury, hematoma, ventricular septal defect, complication
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


We report a rare case of interventricular septal hematoma after patch closure of a perimembranous ventricular septal defect in a 10-month-old infant. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography was not performed. Routine transthoracic echocardiography at the 1st postoperative hour showed a huge intramural hematoma causing severe thickening of the ventricular septum. The patient's hemodynamics were stable and surgical revision was not required. The patient recovered well without complication.