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Does coarctation of the aorta have any influence on the lymph drainage in an infant?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

Simple coarctation shouldn't have any influence on lymph drainage at all.
The systems are completely different. However there are a few syndromes that mess with things in the mediastinal area, the central cavity where the heart lays, that can affect both. However, they usually come with a host of other abnormalities.

In brief: Not usually

Simple coarctation shouldn't have any influence on lymph drainage at all.
The systems are completely different. However there are a few syndromes that mess with things in the mediastinal area, the central cavity where the heart lays, that can affect both. However, they usually come with a host of other abnormalities.
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Not Directly

Coarctation itself should not directly affect lymph drainage.
The thoracic duct runs near the aorta, but is generally not affected by coarctation. After surgery though, for other reasons, there may be issues with lymph drainage.

In brief: Not Directly

Coarctation itself should not directly affect lymph drainage.
The thoracic duct runs near the aorta, but is generally not affected by coarctation. After surgery though, for other reasons, there may be issues with lymph drainage.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: No

No .
It is a different system . But some syndromes may have coarctation and lymphedema like in turner syndrome.

In brief: No

No .
It is a different system . But some syndromes may have coarctation and lymphedema like in turner syndrome.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Matthias Peuster
After repair there may be a problem with lymph drainage related to s injury of the lymphatic vessels called chylothorax.
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