A 58-year old female who had been diagnosed as protein-losing enteropathy in 2005 was admitted to our hospital in September 2008 with severe anorexia and general fatigue. Laboratory data showed severe low proteinemia. Capsule endoscopy was performed to investigate the mucosa of the small intestine. Capsule endoscopy showed white villi widely in the proximal jejunum. Jejunal biopsy performed by oral single balloon enteroscopy showed dilated lymphatics in the lamina propria. We propose that capsule endoscopy is a promising technique to diagnose intestinal lymphangiectasia.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Nov|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging