Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia. Case report with radiological and ultrastructural study.


A 16-year-old boy with primary intestinal lymphangiectasia presented with peripheral edema of 6 weeks duration. Laboratory and radiological studies included absolute lymphopenia, hypoalbuminemia, steatorrhea, abnormal stool 51Cr-albumin value, edema of small intestinal folds, dilated mesenteric lymphatics, as well as bilateral filling defects in external… (More)