Published online Oct 16, 2014. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v2.i10.528
Revised: June 28, 2014
Accepted: July 25, 2014
Published online: October 16, 2014
Core tip: Waldmann’s disease is an unusual primary idiopathic intestinal lymphangiectasia, which results in protein loosing enteropathy. Recently, double balloon endoscopy and biopsy in combination is an effective diagnostic tool to hit the correct diagnosis to avoid untoward complications related to disease and treatment due to misdiagnosis. Thus, the clinician should keep in mind this rare condition as a differential diagnosis of oedema.