McKittrick-Wheelock Syndrome: A Neoplastic Cause of Electrolyte Imbalance

  • Inês de Sousa Miranda Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Egas Moniz, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Joana Ferreira General Surgery Department, Hospital Egas Moniz, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Sara Rocha Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Egas Moniz, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Marta Monteiro Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Egas Moniz, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental, Lisbon, Portugal
  • José Guilherme General Surgery Department, Hospital Egas Moniz, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Raquel Domingos Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Egas Moniz, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental, Lisbon, Portugal

Keywords

McKittrick-Wheelock syndrome, electrolyte imbalance, tubulovillous adenoma

Abstract

The authors present the case of a 79-year-old woman who presented with chronic secretory diarrhoea and severe electrolyte imbalance. A large rectal tubulovillous adenoma was discovered, leading to surgical resection of the tumour with complete resolution of the diarrhoea and electrolyte imbalance. The diagnosis of McKittrick-Wheelock syndrome was made.

We hope this case report will contribute to a greater awareness among health professionals about this clinical condition. A multidisciplinary approach is essential for the best outcome.

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  • Published: 2022-03-24

    Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 3 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    de Sousa Miranda I, Ferreira J, Rocha S, Monteiro M, Guilherme J, Domingos R. McKittrick-Wheelock Syndrome: A Neoplastic Cause of Electrolyte Imbalance. EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_003227.