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Lymphatic obstruction and protein-losing enteropathy in patients with congenital heart disease.

Authors
  • Meadows, Jeffery
  • Gauvreau, Kimberlee
  • Jenkins, Kathy
Type
Published Article
Journal
Congenital Heart Disease
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
3
Issue
4
Pages
269–276
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2008.00201.x
PMID: 18715461
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

There is a high prevalence of apparent lymphatic obstruction in patients with congenital heart disease and PLE, suggesting that physical lymphatic obstruction may play an important, and previously unrecognized role in the development of PLE in patients with complex congenital heart disease.

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