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Saddle embolism in an extremely premature infant
  1. Nicolas Martin Hidalgo Corral1,
  2. Lynn A Batten2,3
  1. 1 Department of Pediatrics, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA
  2. 2 Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA
  3. 3 Departments of Pediatrics, Physiology and Cell Biology, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nicolas Martin Hidalgo Corral, Department of Pediatrics, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688, USA; nmhidalgocorral{at}health.southalabama.edu

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A 45-day-old extremely premature infant born at 26+1 weeks of gestational age developed respiratory distress manifested by increasing oxygen requirement to maintain saturation above 90%. Echocardiogram (figure 1) was obtained and demonstrated an echogenicity extending from the right ventricular outflow tract through the pulmonary valve to the pulmonary artery bifurcation, causing partial obstruction to flow and measuring 6×18 mm. Right-sided chamber enlargement with …

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