Role of caval venous manipulation in treatment of protein-losing enteropathy.

  title={Role of caval venous manipulation in treatment of protein-losing enteropathy.},
  author={Shaji C Menon and Donald J. Hagler and Frank Cetta and P{\'e}ter Gloviczki and David Driscoll},
  journal={Cardiology in the young},
  volume={18 3},
Protein-losing enteropathy has been associated with the Fontan operation, restrictive cardiomyopathy, constrictive pericarditis, tricuspid valvar stenosis and insufficiency, and superior caval venous obstruction. The mechanism of development of this complication of cardiac disease likely is multifactorial. We report here our experience with 3 patients with protein-losing enteropathy. Two had superior caval venous occlusion. The third patient had undergone an extracardiac Fontan operation, with… CONTINUE READING


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