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Hennekam syndrome: an uncommon cause of chylous ascites and intestinal lymphangiectasia in the tropics
  1. Jagadeesh Menon1,
  2. Vybhav Venkatesh1,
  3. Balamurugan Thirunavukkarasu2 and
  4. Sadhna Bhasin Lal1
  1. 1 Division of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India
  2. 2 Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Sadhna Bhasin Lal, sadhnalal2014{at}


Paediatric chylous ascites in tropics is commonly caused by infections and trauma. We describe the clinical characteristics of an uncommon inherited cause of chylous ascites, Hennekam syndrome, treated by nutritional modification.

  • genetics
  • congenital disorders
  • malabsorption
  • endoscopy
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  • Contributors JM managed the case, wrote the manuscript and did the upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. VV was involved in managing the patient. BT did the histopathological examination. SBL finalised the manuscript and will act as the guarantor of the paper.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

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