Year : 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 305--307

Severe thrombocytopenia in tetralogy of Fallot patients: A contraindication for corrective surgery?


Suraj Patil1, Jay Relan1, Milind Hote2, Shyam Sunder Kothari1 
1 Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shyam Sunder Kothari
Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
India

A 3-year-old boy with tetralogy of Fallot and recurrent cyanotic spells was found to have severe thrombocytopenia with platelet counts in the range of 11–30,000/mm[3]. There was a hesitation to operate in view of the high bleeding risk due to profound thrombocytopenia. However, the total correction was done after excluding other causes of thrombocytopenia. His platelet count dramatically improved after the operation.


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Patil S, Relan J, Hote M, Kothari SS. Severe thrombocytopenia in tetralogy of Fallot patients: A contraindication for corrective surgery?.Ann Pediatr Card 2019;12:305-307


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Patil S, Relan J, Hote M, Kothari SS. Severe thrombocytopenia in tetralogy of Fallot patients: A contraindication for corrective surgery?. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Oct 23 ];12:305-307
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