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CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE IN PATIENT S WITH PRIMARY LYMPHEDEMAS

Authors
  • CRR Corbett
  • RF Dale
  • DJ Coltart
  • JB Kinmonth

Abstract

An association is described between congenital heart disease and abnormality of the thoracic duct. Abnormality of the thoracic duct is associated with a distinctive pattern of lymphatic hyperplasia. Five of 31 patients with this lymphatic anomaly were found to have congenital heart disease.

Various forms of hypoplasia of lymph pathways are much more common anatomic anomalies in primary lymphoedemas but the incidence of congenital heart disease in these is low.

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Corbett, C. & Dale, R. & Coltart, D. & Kinmonth, J., (1982) “CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE IN PATIENT S WITH PRIMARY LYMPHEDEMAS”, Lymphology 15(3), p.85-90.

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Published on
22 Sep 1982
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