McKittrick-Wheelock Syndrome: A Neoplastic Cause of Electrolyte Imbalance
KeywordsMcKittrick-Wheelock syndrome, electrolyte imbalance, tubulovillous adenoma
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.
Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 3 (view)