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Progressive and painless abdominal distention is the major clinical manifestation of chylous ascites, which occurs over the course of weeks to months, depending upon the underlying cause.
Blunt abdominal trauma resulting in intestinal and mesenteric injury is also another important cause of chylous ascites (1).
We herein report a case of isolated chylous rupture due to blunt abdominal trauma with manifestations of both chylous ascites and chyloretroperitoneum.
Management of chylous ascites after retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer.
Chylous ascites after retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy: successful management with peritoneovenous shunt.
Chylothorax may contribute to symptomatic dyspnoea in LAM and occurs by one of three mechanisms: 1) obstruction of the thoracic duct and its tributaries; 2) leakage from pleural lymphatics; and 3) transdiaphragmatic flow from chylous ascites.
2007 Chylous ascites Drainage (10 liter) Failure Sustained chylous Somatostatin infusion Successful ascites (4mg/kg iv for 5 days) 17.
Chylous ascites and chylopleura due to constrictive pericarditis might be caused by the following mechanisms.
This patient presented with chylous ascites and chylopleura, which were confirmed on aspiration of white milky fluid and their analyses.