Fenestration of extracardiac Fontan and reversal of protein-losing enteropathy: Case report

V. Lemes, Anne M Murphy, F. A. Osterman, J. C. Laschinger, J. S. Kan

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Abstract

We describe a patient with protein-losing enteropathy who presented 6 months after undergoing a modified Fontan operation. After failing to respond to medical therapy, the Fontan tunnel was fenestrated by catheter intervention with immediate improvement and resolution of hypoproteinemia and enteric protein loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-357
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

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Protein-Losing Enteropathies
Hypoproteinemia
Fontan Procedure
Catheters
Proteins
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Fontan operation
  • Protein-losing enteropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Fenestration of extracardiac Fontan and reversal of protein-losing enteropathy : Case report. / Lemes, V.; Murphy, Anne M; Osterman, F. A.; Laschinger, J. C.; Kan, J. S.

In: Pediatric Cardiology, Vol. 19, No. 4, 1998, p. 355-357.

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Lemes, V. ; Murphy, Anne M ; Osterman, F. A. ; Laschinger, J. C. ; Kan, J. S. / Fenestration of extracardiac Fontan and reversal of protein-losing enteropathy : Case report. In: Pediatric Cardiology. 1998 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 355-357.
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