Malrotation of the intestine and chronic volvulus as a cause of protein-losing enteropathy in infancy

Aglaia Zellos, Diagoras Zarganis, Stelios Ypsiladis, Dimitris Chatzis, Georgia Papaioannou, Christos Bartsocas

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Abstract

Protein-losing enteropathy in children is caused by intestinal metabolic, inflammatory, or infectious processes, or by lymphatic obstruction (intestinal lymphangiectasia). In this report, a 17-month-old child is presented with protein-losing enteropathy due to intestinal malrotation and chronic midgut volvulus causing lymphatic obstruction and spillage of lymph in the intestine and the peritoneum. This report should alert the pediatrician that intestinal malrotation should be added to the wide list of possible causes of protein-losing enteropathy in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPediatrics
Volume129
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Children
  • Chronic midgut volvulus
  • Intestinal malrotation
  • Protein-losing enteropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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Zellos, A., Zarganis, D., Ypsiladis, S., Chatzis, D., Papaioannou, G., & Bartsocas, C. (2012). Malrotation of the intestine and chronic volvulus as a cause of protein-losing enteropathy in infancy. Pediatrics, 129(2). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2011-0937