[Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia: twenty years of experience at a Mexican tertiary care hospital].

Abstract

BACKGROUND Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia is a rare congenital disease described by Waldmann in 1961 that is a consequence of obstruction of the lymphatic drainage of the small bowel with secondary lymph vessel dilation. This distorts the architecture of the villi and causes a leakage of lymph into the intestinal lumen, resulting in protein-losing… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.rgmx.2013.07.007

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