Deep venous thrombosis in teen with crouzon syndrome post-le fort III osteotomy with rigid external distraction

Academic Article


  • Venous thromboembolic events are rare in pediatric patients. Risk factors associated with the development of venous thromboembolic events in pediatric patients include the use of central venous catheters, hospitalization, cancer, sepsis, trauma, surgery, and congenital prothrombotic disorders. The authors present the case of a 14-year-old man with Crouzon syndrome who required Le Fort III osteotomy with rigid external distraction for significant midface hypoplasia who presented postoperatively with an extensive deep venous thrombosis. This is the first reported case of symptomatic venous thrombosis post-Le Fort III osteotomy and rigid external distraction. Although rare, surgeons should be aware of this potential complication.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 2808164
  • Author List

  • Roussel LO; Myers RP; Girotto JA
  • Start Page

  • e780
  • End Page

  • e782
  • Volume

  • 26
  • Issue

  • 8