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IJBC 2018, 10(3): 96-98 Back to browse issues page
Congenital Hypofibrinogenemia Detected during Preoperative Workup for Major Cardiac Surgery
K.B Chetak, Vilas Hiremath, K R Sujay, U S Dinesh Kumar, K Jagadish kumar *
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Afibrinogenemia or hypofibrinogenemia is a quantitative defect in fibrinogen. It is a rare disease with estimated frequency of 1 in 1,000,000 population. Routine preoperative screening tests of coagulation disorders are insufficient to detect subtle disorders of fibrinogen. Herein, we report a child who was supposed to undergo open cardiac surgery for a large atrial septal defect. Preoperative coagulation screening tests revealed minimal prolongation of prothrombin time which made us do further work-up. Finally, she was diagnosed with hypofibrinogenemia who was suggested to be congenital.
Keywords: Congenital hypofibrinogenemia, Afibrinogenemia, Cardiac surgery, Coagulation screening tests, Prolonged prothrombin time, Thrombin time
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: case report | Subject: Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
Received: 2018/06/7 | Accepted: 2018/08/26 | Published: 2018/10/24
* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Pediatrics, Jss Medical College, Jss Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore, India
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Chetak K, Hiremath V, Sujay K R, Dinesh Kumar U S, Jagadish kumar K. Congenital Hypofibrinogenemia Detected during Preoperative Workup for Major Cardiac Surgery. IJBC. 2018; 10 (3) :96-98
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