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Pediatr Transplant. 2002 Oct;6(5):423-6.

Avascular necrosis of the femoral head following heart transplant in a child.

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Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97201-3098, USA.


A case of avascular necrosis of the femoral head following heart transplantation in a 2-year-old child has been followed to skeletal maturity. Avascular necrosis is a well-known complication following steroid use in childhood. There are no reported cases of avascular necrosis following heart transplant in childhood. Similar cases should be reported.

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