Orthotopic heart transplantation in a child with severe heart failure and chylous ascites

Cheng Hsin Lin, Ron Bin Hsu, Mei Hwan Wu, Jou Kou Wang, Shoei Shen Wang, Shu Hsun Chu

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Abstract

We report a case of a heart transplantation in a 12-year-old girl 9 years after extensive lung resection and adjuvant chemo- and radiotherapy for intra-thoracic embryonic rhabdomyosarcoma. She had restrictive cardiomyopathy with severe heart failure and chylous ascites. She was treated successfully with orthotopic heart transplantation and her symptoms of chylous ascites subsided gradually after transplantation. Her abdominal girth decreased from 79 cm before the transplant to 53 cm 9 months after the transplant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)826-827
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume22
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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