Proteintabende enteropati forårsaget af torakal cyste

Translated title of the contribution: Protein-losing enteropathy caused by a thoracic cyst

Atef Kinani, Troels Havelund, Torben Knudsen

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A case of gastrointestinal protein loss in a 58-year-old man presenting with peripheral oedema and low levels of serum proteins is presented. Measurement of gastrointestinal protein loss with 111Indium-labelled transferrin showed a protein loss of 12.5% over 96 hours. Capsule endoscopy showed villous lymphangiectasia and it was assumed that the protein loss was secondary to a large left-sided thoracic cyst obstructing the thoracic lymph drainage. The patient improved following surgical removal of the cyst.
Udgivelsesdato: 2009-Aug-31
Translated title of the contributionProtein-losing enteropathy caused by a thoracic cyst
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for læger
Issue number36
Pages (from-to)2573-2574
Publication statusPublished - 31. Aug 2009

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