Protein content of liver lymph in patients with portal hypertension secondary to hepatic cirrhosis

A. E. Dumont, C. L. Witte, M. H. Witte

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Abstract

The protein content of liver lymph was measured in 14 patients with portal hypertension secondary to advanced cirrhosis. An abnormally low concentration was found in each patient, averaging 52% of plasma levels. This finding reflects a decreased sinusoidal permeability to protein, the possible effect of 'capillarization of the sinusoid' and may bear on development of portal congestion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-113
Number of pages3
JournalLymphology
Volume8
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Hematology

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