Protein-losing enteropathy resolved by percutaneous intervention

Gianfranco Butera, Davide Marini, Simon T. MacDonald

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The extracardiac total cavopulmonary connection is the final stage of palliation of hearts with single-ventricle physiology. Protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) and plastic bronchitis are catastrophic sequale that may occur in patients with the total cavopulmonary connection and may complicate the early and long-term follow-up. Here we report on the successful treatment of a 16-year boy affected by PLE by percutaneous closure of a persistent anterograde pulmonary blood flow by using an 8-mm Amplatzer VSD Occluder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)584-588
Number of pages5
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 3 2011


  • percutaneous treatment
  • protein-losing enteropathy
  • total cavopulmonary connection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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