Dealing with a Septal Hematoma after Switch Operation with Ventricular Septal Defect Closure


  • Steven Jacobs
  • Filip Rega
  • Dirk Vlasselaers
  • Marc Gewillig
  • Bart Meyns



We report the case of a 7-day-old boy who underwent operation for transposition of the great arteries with a ventricular septal defect. An intraseptal hematoma occurred postoperatively. Because of the rarity of this complication, the optimal strategy for treating this problem is not known. We opted for a conservative approach. In the "Discussion," we elaborate on the existing literature.


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How to Cite

Jacobs, S., Rega, F., Vlasselaers, D., Gewillig, M., & Meyns, B. (2010). Dealing with a Septal Hematoma after Switch Operation with Ventricular Septal Defect Closure. The Heart Surgery Forum, 13(4), E263-E264.