The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2010 , Vol 52 , Num 3
Menkes Disease with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Successful Surgical Treatment: A Case Report and Literature Review
Departments of 1Pediatric Surgery, 2First Surgery, and 3Pediatrics, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan. The complication of Menkes disease (MD) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is extremely rare. This report describes the very rare case of a one-year-old boy with MD complicated with GERD, and the successful surgical treatment of GERD. We review the literature on this relationship between MD and GERD, and discuss the clinical features of this association. Furthermore, the possible cause of the onset of GERD complicated with MD is explored in this report. Keywords : gastroesophageal reflux disease, Menkes disease, Nissen fundoplication.
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