Cronkhite-Canada syndrome associated with rib fractures: a case report

  title={Cronkhite-Canada syndrome associated with rib fractures: a case report},
  author={Bosi Yuan and Xinxin Jin and Renmin Zhu and Xiaohua Zhang and Jiong Liu and Haijun Wan and Heng Lu and Yunzhu Shen and Fang Wang},
  booktitle={BMC gastroenterology},
BACKGROUND Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare multiple gastrointestinal polyposis. Up till now, many complications of CCS have been reported in the literature, but rib fracture is not included. CASE PRESENTATION We report a case of a 58-year-old man who was admitted to our hospital with a 6-month history of frequent diarrhea, intermittent hematochezia and a weight loss of 13 kg. On admission, physical examination revealed alopecia of the scalp, hyperpigmentation of the hands and soles… CONTINUE READING