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World J Clin Cases. Oct 16, 2014; 2(10): 528-533
Published online Oct 16, 2014. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v2.i10.528
Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia: Minireview
Sachin B Ingle, Chitra R Hinge (Ingle)
Sachin B Ingle, Department of Pathology, MIMSR Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra 4132512, India
Chitra R Hinge (Ingle), Department of Physiology, MIMSR Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra 4132512, India
Author contributions: Ingle SB and Hinge (Ingle) CR prepared the manuscript; Ingle SB critically revised the intellectual content and gave final approval of manuscript.
Correspondence to: Sachin B Ingle, Professor, Department of Pathology, MIMSR Medical College, Ambajogai road, Vishwanathpuram, Latur, Maharastra 4132512, India.
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Received: April 18, 2014
Revised: June 28, 2014
Accepted: July 25, 2014
Published online: October 16, 2014
Core Tip

Core tip: Waldmann’s disease is an unusual primary idiopathic intestinal lymphangiectasia, which results in protein loosing enteropathy. Recently, double balloon endoscopy and biopsy in combination is an effective diagnostic tool to hit the correct diagnosis to avoid untoward complications related to disease and treatment due to misdiagnosis. Thus, the clinician should keep in mind this rare condition as a differential diagnosis of oedema.