J Pediatr Intensive Care 2018; 07(02): 102-105
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607445
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Dehydration as a Rare Cause of Pulmonary Artery Thrombosis in a 2-Week-Old Term Neonate

Gal Kimhi
1  Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Sheba Medical Center, The Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Hashomer, Tel Aviv, Israel
,
Marina Rubinshtein
1  Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Sheba Medical Center, The Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Hashomer, Tel Aviv, Israel
,
Tal Tirosh-Wagner
1  Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Sheba Medical Center, The Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Hashomer, Tel Aviv, Israel
,
David Mishaly
1  Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Sheba Medical Center, The Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Hashomer, Tel Aviv, Israel
,
Gili Kenet
1  Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Sheba Medical Center, The Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Hashomer, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Gideon Paret
1  Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Sheba Medical Center, The Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Hashomer, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Publication History

28 May 2017

22 September 2017

Publication Date:
27 October 2017 (eFirst)

Abstract

Pulmonary arterial thrombosis is an extremely rare occurrence in the neonatal population. We describe a 2-week-old female neonate who presented in critical condition with severe cyanosis and dehydration and was found to have a large thrombus in the main branches of the pulmonary arteries. She was successfully treated with surgical embolectomy. Pulmonary arterial thrombosis should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of a dehydrated neonate presenting with severe cyanosis and evidence of pulmonary hypertension.