Linfangectasia intestinale comeindicatore di sindrome di Hennakam-case report

Intestinal lymphangectasia as a indicator of Hennekam syndrome- case report

Pieri E.S., Cavalli E.,Esposito S., G. Di Cara, R.Cozzali, A. Fattorusso, G. Dell’Isola, A. Brusaferro, E. Farinelli

Clinica Pediatrica, Dipartimento diScienze Chirurgiche e Biomediche,Università degli Studi di Perugia,Perugia.

We present a case of a 3-month-old girl referred to ourhospital for ascites, oedema and diarrhea. She had asevere hypoalbuminemia but there was no evidence of liverdisfunction, renal loss or cardiac failure.Lymphoscintigraphy has shown the presence of intestinal
lymphangiectasia(IL). Further investigations haveidentified an overlap of two possible causes of IL.

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