Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography in a 1.4-kg infant with complex congenital heart disease

C. R. Mart, D. M. Fehr, J. L. Myers, K. L. Rosen

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The lower weight limit for infants undergoing intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) with current commercially available probes has not been determined. A review of the literature reveals that infants as small as 1.6 kg have been studied successfully. This report describes the first intraoperative TEE reported in a 1.4-kg infant during truncus arteriosus/interrupted aortic arch repair. Successful pre- and postoperative images of the cardiac abnormality were obtained. Probe insertion was performed in this small patient after predilating the esophagus with a 14-F suction catheter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-85
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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