Lymphatic Disorders in Patients With Single Ventricle Heart Disease

Yoav Dori, Christopher L. Smith
2022 Frontiers in Pediatrics  
Lymphatic abnormalities in patients with single ventricle physiology can lead to early Fontan failure and severe Fontan complications, such as protein-losing enteropathy (PLE), plastic bronchitis (PB), chylothorax, and edema. Recent developments in lymphatic imaging and interventions have shed new light on the lymphatic dysfunction in this patient population and the role of the lymphatic circulation in PLE, PB, and chylothorax. In this study, we reviewed some of the latest developments in this
more » ... ield and discuss new treatment options for these patients.
doi:10.3389/fped.2022.828107 pmid:35757132 pmcid:PMC9226478 fatcat:5asfcmjufvhzxce3tyfamuyyhe