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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 23. No. 2, 2018

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2018;23:179-181

Case Report

Rare Clinical Presentation of Intestinal Malrotation After Neonatal Period: Protein-losing Enteropathy Symptoms Due to Chronic Midgut Malrotation

YH Fang, SQ Shang, J Chen


Protein-losing enteropathy is caused by a variety of diseases. However, it is rarely caused by chronic intestinal malrotation. A 1-year-11-month old male baby and a 12-year-old female presented with chronic diarrhoea and hypoproteinaemia. Both of the patients underwent an exploratory laparotomy, in which a midgut malrotation was discovered. Intestinal malrotation should be considered as one of the differentials when diagnosing protein-losing enteropathy.

Keyword : Diarrhoea; Hypoproteinaemia; Intestinal malrotation; Laparotomy

Abstract in Chinese


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