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SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OF PLASTIC BRONCHITIS WITH LOW FAT DIET AND SUBSEQUENT THORACIC DUCT LIGATION IN CHILD WITH FONTAN PHYSIOLOGY

Authors
  • K Parikh
  • MH Witte
  • R Samson
  • M Teodori
  • J.B Carpenter
  • M.C Lowe
  • W Morgan
  • C Hardin
  • M Brown
  • Y Naughton
  • S Sinha
  • B.J Barber

Abstract

Plastic bronchitis is a rare condition characterized by the formation and expectoration of long, branching bronchial casts that develop in the tracheobronchial tree and cause airway obstruction. Plastic bronchitis has become increasingly recognized as a feared complication of the Fontan operation with a mortality of up to 50%. We report an 11 year old boy who developed severe plastic bronchitis following Fontan repair and the successful long-term control of cast formation utilizing a low-fat diet and subsequent thoracic duct ligation.

Keywords: plastic bronchitis, Fontan procedure, chyloptysis, low fat diet, thoracic duct ligation, lymphscintigram

How to Cite:

Parikh, K., Witte, M., Samson, R., Teodori, M., Carpenter, J., Lowe, M., Morgan, W., Hardin, C., Brown, M., Naughton, Y., Sinha, S. & Barber, B., (2012) “SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OF PLASTIC BRONCHITIS WITH LOW FAT DIET AND SUBSEQUENT THORACIC DUCT LIGATION IN CHILD WITH FONTAN PHYSIOLOGY”, Lymphology 45(2), 47-52.

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17 Aug 2012
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