Percutaneous Aspiration for Septic Thrombi in Burn Patients

Tyler M. Liang, Joseph J. Martinez, Michael E. Jessen, Michael A. Wait, Hriday Shah, Daniel Lamus, Lynn C. Huffman

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Therapeutic interventions are limited for high-risk burn patients with caval and intracardiac septic thrombi. Percutaneous thrombectomy represents a less invasive alternative to median sternotomy. However, there is limited literature on application of this approach and outcomes in these patients. We report two cases of patients with large total body surface area burns with similar caval and right intracardiac septic thrombi. Both patients were successfully treated using a percutaneous aspiration device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e5-e7
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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