Successful treatment of plastic bronchitis with low fat diet and subsequent thoracic duct ligation in child with fontan physiology

K. Parikh, M. H. Witte, R. Samson, M. Teodori, J. B. Carpenter, M. C. Lowe, W. Morgan, C. Hardin, M. Brown, Y. Naughton, S. Sinha, Brent J. Barber

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-52
Number of pages6
JournalLymphology
Volume45
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Chyloptysis
  • Fontan procedure
  • Low fat diet
  • Lymphscintigram
  • Plastic bronchitis
  • Thoracic- duct ligation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Hematology

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