Protein-losing enteropathy after Fontan operation.

  title={Protein-losing enteropathy after Fontan operation.},
  author={John Hess and K Kruizinga and Charles M. A. Bijleveld and Rudi Hardjowijono and Anton Eygelaar},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={88 4},
Generalized edema resulting from severe protein-losing enteropathy occurred in three patients 12, 15, and 17 months after the Fontan operation. One patient originally had tricuspid atresia and the other two, univentricular heart disease. At operation a conduit had been inserted between the right atrium and pulmonary artery. Apart from the protein loss, the patients were in good health. The cardiac catheterization data obtained 0.8 to 2.4 years (median 1.3 years) after operation in the three… CONTINUE READING


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