A case of protein-losing enteropathy with intestinal lymphangiectasia diagnosed by capsule endoscopy

Katsuya Endo, Seiichi Takahashi, Yoshitaka Kinouchi, Tooru Shimosegawa

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3117-3123
Number of pages7
JournalGASTROENTEROLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY
Volume52
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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