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Vol 11, No 3 (2016)
Cardiac Surgery
Published online: 2016-07-13
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Protein-losing enteropathy in patients with single ventricle after Fontan operation

Edward Malec, Katarzyna Januszewska
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2016.0038
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Folia Cardiologica 2016;11(3):238-244.

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Vol 11, No 3 (2016)
Cardiac Surgery
Published online: 2016-07-13

Abstract

After more than 40 years of treatment of single-ventricle heart with the Fontan pathway there is a large group of patients exposed to poorly known complications, such as a protein-losing enteropathy. The article discuses contemporary theories regarding the etiology and pathomechanisms of this syndrome, presents the clinical picture and available diagnostic and therapeutic methods.

Abstract

After more than 40 years of treatment of single-ventricle heart with the Fontan pathway there is a large group of patients exposed to poorly known complications, such as a protein-losing enteropathy. The article discuses contemporary theories regarding the etiology and pathomechanisms of this syndrome, presents the clinical picture and available diagnostic and therapeutic methods.

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Keywords

single ventricle, Fontan operation, protein losing enteropathy

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Title

Protein-losing enteropathy in patients with single ventricle after Fontan operation

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 11, No 3 (2016)

Pages

238-244

Published online

2016-07-13

DOI

10.5603/FC.2016.0038

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2016;11(3):238-244.

Keywords

single ventricle
Fontan operation
protein losing enteropathy

Authors

Edward Malec
Katarzyna Januszewska

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