Incidental diagnosis of membranous obstruction of the inferior vena cava using echocardiography in an asymptomatic child/Asemptomatik bir cocukta inferiyor vena kavanin membranoz obstruksiyonunun ekokardiyografi ile rastlantisal tanisi.
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This pathologic condition is frequently one of the important causes of Budd-Chiari syndrome. Intervention is often necessary, as medical treatment is ineffective. Surgical or interventional techniques such as balloon angioplasty or stenting have previously been suggested for the treatment of symptomatic cases. We have not found a similar case with asymptomatic IVC narrowing in the literature. We believe that asymptomatic case with IVC obstruction is an extremely rare and the diagnosis may be missed. We believe that the echocardiographic investigation is reliable as a noninvasive technique for the diagnosis of these cases.
Address for Correspondence: Omer Faruk Dogan, MD, Hacettepe University School of Medicine Dept. of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
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Dursun Alehan, Omer Faruk Dogan *
From Departments of Pediatric Cardiology and * Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty, Hacettepe University, Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey
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|Author:||Alehan, Dursun; Faruk Dogan, Omer|
|Publication:||The Anatolian Journal of Cardiology (Anadolu Kardiyoloji Dergisi)|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2006|
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