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diarrhea patology

Pedro Moya, Laura ArmaƱanzas Ruiz, Jair Santos Torres, Fernando Candela Polo, Juan Perez-Legaz, Antonio Arroyo, Rafael Calpena Rico
In 1954, McKittrick and Wheelock described for the first time a syndrome presenting chronic lost of fluid and electrolytes secondary to chronic diarrhea, associated to large rectal villous adenomas. We report a case of a 75-year-old female who presented chronic diarrhea (3 to 4 depositions per day in the last year), accompanied by acute renal failure. In the rectal tact, we objective the presence of a mass of soft consistency with an irregular surface, occupying approximately two thirds of the circumference, at about 3 cm from the anal margin...
March 2012: Acta Gastroenterologica Latinoamericana
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