Multicompartment Lymphatic Failure

This video illustrates multicompartment lymphatic failure.

Multicompartment lymphatic failure is a combination of issues within the lymphatic system, such as plastic bronchitis (lymphatic fluid leaking into the airway and forming casts); pleural effusions (lymphatic fluid leaking into the space between the lung and chest); pericardial effusions (lymphatic fluid leaking into the space around the heart); protein-losing enteropathy (lymphatic fluid leaking into the intestine); and ascites (lymphatic fluid leaking into the peritoneum/abdomen). 

Related Centers and Programs: Jill and Mark Fishman Center for Lymphatic Disorders