Rare occurrence of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension in adolescents: Case report

Author(s): Ana M. Aristizabal, Mar�a I. Lizcano G, Walter Mosquera-Alvarez, Carlos Alberto Guzman-Serrano

We report a 17-year-old boy with an impairment of functional class. Computed tomography by angiography shows pulmonary thromboembolism, and cardiac catheterization finds systemic pulmonary hypertension with elevated pulmonary resistance. The patient had a sudden impairment and was brought to thromboendarterectomy with multiple thrombi. Good evolution is shown with improvement in his functional class. Few reports of thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension exist in pediatrics.