McKittrick-Wheelock syndrome: a rare cause of diarrhoea.


McKittrick-Wheelock syndrome is a rare disorder caused by fluid and electrolyte hypersecretion from a rectal tumour. The most frequently reported tumours are villous adenomas. Dehydration with severe hyponatremia, hypokalemia, metabolic acidosis, acute renal failure and watery diarrhoea is typical. The authors present a case of McKittrick-Wheelock syndrome caused by rectal adenocarcinoma.

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@article{Lepur2006McKittrickWheelockSA, title={McKittrick-Wheelock syndrome: a rare cause of diarrhoea.}, author={Dragan Lepur and Igor Klinar and Branko Mi{\vs}e and Josip Himbele and Zoran Vranjican and Bruno Bar{\vs}i{\'c}}, journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology}, year={2006}, volume={18 5}, pages={557-9} }