PMID: 2849648Jul 1, 1988Paper

Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide-secreting ganglioneuromatosis affecting the entire colon and rectum

Journal of Pediatric Surgery
F J RescorlaJ L Grosfeld


This report describes a 7-year-old boy presenting with watery diarrhea, hypokalemia, and hypochlohydria associated with vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP)-secreting ganglioneuromatosis involving the entire colon and rectum. The child's symptoms resolved following proctocolectomy, and the VIP levels returned to normal. Although 55 previous children have been reported with VIP-secreting tumors, this case is the first involving the entire colon and rectum.


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