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RM Reifen, PM Sherman, "Intestinal Lymphangiectasia Secondary to Neuroblastoma", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 8, Article ID 621375, 3 pages, 1994. https://doi.org/10.1155/1994/621375
Intestinal Lymphangiectasia Secondary to Neuroblastoma
An eight month-old infant presented with a 10-day history of vomiting and diarrhea, and a one-week history of swelling of the lower extremities. Laboratory evaluations revealed hypoproteinemia and lymphocytopenia due to protein-losing enteropathy. Peroral small bowel biopsy showed intestinal lymphangiectasia. Subsequent onset of unexplained ecchymosis and obstructive jaundice resulted in additional studies which revealed an omental neuroblastoma as the underlying etiology of the infant’s symptoms. This report emphasizes the importance of considering secondary, obstructive causes for lymphangiectasia and protein-losing enteropathy.
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