Cystic lymphangioma of the mesentery and hyposplenism in celiac disease.

Luca Miele, Francesco Pierconti, Giovanni Cammarota, Esmeralda Capristo, Maurizio Martini, Luigi Maria Larocca, Giovanni Battista Gasbarrini, Antonio Grieco, Alessandra Forgione, Vittoria Vero, Francesco Molinari, Gabriele Masselli, Ignazio Massimo Civello

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Abstract

Celiac disease is characterized by intestinal inflammation and mucosal atrophy that improves on a gluten-free diet. Delayed diagnosis can result in diet-refractory disease known as refractory sprue, which is linked to other disorders (intestinal lymphoma, ulcerative jejunoileitis, mesenteric lymph-node cavitation, collagenous sprue, malignancy) and carries a poor prognosis. Here we report the case of a young woman diagnosed with Marsh stage 3C celiac disease with intestinal occlusion due to intra-abdominal cystic lymphangioma mimicking mesenteric lymph-node cavitation, and hyposplenism. Despite a number of prognostically negative features, the disease has been managed successfully for the past 2 years with a gluten-free diet. The pathogenesis, prognosis and therapeutic implications are discussed.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1026-1030
Numero di pagine5
RivistaEUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2007

Keywords

  • Cystic lymphangioma
  • coeliac disease

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