Protein-losing enteropathy after the Fontan operation: an international multicenter study. PLE study group.

@article{Mertens1998ProteinlosingEA,
  title={Protein-losing enteropathy after the Fontan operation: an international multicenter study. PLE study group.},
  author={Luc L. Mertens and Donald J. Hagler and Ursula S Sauer and J. S. Somerville and Marc Gewillig},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={115 5},
  pages={1063-73}
}
OBJECTIVE This multicenter study retrospectively analyzes the data on 114 patients with protein-losing enteropathy after Fontan-type surgery. Special attention was given to the different treatment strategies used and their effect on outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS In 35 participating centers 3029 Fontan operations were performed. The incidence of protein-losing enteropathy in the survivors was 3.7%. The median age at Fontan-type surgery was 8.2 years (range: 0.6 to 32.9 years). Median age at… CONTINUE READING
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