Linfangectasia intestinale: complicanza tardiva di una trasposizione dei grossi vasi arteriosi corretta con tecnica di Mustard. Caso clinico.

Translated title of the contribution: Intestinal lymphangiectasis: late complication of transportation of the great vessels corrected by the Mustard technic. A clinical case

P. Roggero, E. Tavani, V. Mangiaterra, F. Mosca, M. L. Offredi, M. Perazzani, V. Carnelli

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Abstract

The Great Arteries Transposition corrected by Mustard's repair is often complicated with inferior vena cava obstruction with consequent intestinal lymphangiectasia and protein-losing enteropathy. We report a case of a 9 years old boy who underwent Mustard's repair and presented diarrhoea, abdominal pain, hypoproteinemia and ascites. The fecal elimination of 51Cr-labeled albumin was remarkable increased and the intestinal biopsy showed a noteworthy lymphangiectasia due to an hemodynamic overload. Therefore subjects with Great Arteries Transposition corrected by Mustard's repair should be valued in the post-surgical follow-up by 51Cr-labeled albumin fecal elimination and by intestinal biopsy, already sensitive in asymptomatic phase.

Translated title of the contributionIntestinal lymphangiectasis: late complication of transportation of the great vessels corrected by the Mustard technic. A clinical case
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)543-545
Number of pages3
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Volume4
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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