chyle


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

chyle

a milky fluid composed of lymph and emulsified fat globules, formed in the small intestine during digestion

Chyle

 

the milk-white fluid contained in the lymphatic vessels of the mesentery of animals and man; the lymph enriched with fat droplets absorbed from the contents of the intestines. (SeeLYMPH.)

chyle

[kīl]
(physiology)
Lymph containing emulsified fat, present in the lacteals of the intestine during digestion of ingested fats.
References in periodicals archive ?
Systematic management of chyle fistula: The southwestern experience and review of the literature.
It is important to remember that chyle leaks slowly into the peritoneal cavity through lymphatic fistulas or by back-pressure on the intestinal lymphatics, and significant quantities of chylous ascites may take some time to accumulate (5).
Chyle in the pleural space was first described by Bartolet in 1633, and, since its initial description, numerous causes have been well-described, among which trauma and malignancies are the leading causes.
In this scenario, the reason for chylothorax appeared to be involvement of the thoracic duct by KS, leading to obstruction and a resultant leakage of chyle from the thoracic duct.
For example, such needs include: education on physical & functional body changes, postoperative movement precautions, skin & scar care, signs/symptoms of infection & chyle leaks.
The fluid was high in protein, LDH and triglycerides, suggesting it was chyle.
These channels, except for the lacteals which contain a milky fluid called chyle, contain a clear liquid known as lymph which drains to the lymph nodes and ultimately reaches the thoracic duct or the right lymphatic duct which direct the lymph into the venous system at the junction of the jugular and subclavian veins on either side (Leeds, 1997).
The term chylothorax is used to describe this fluid because the fluid resembles the appearance of chyle, which is the milky fluid taken up by the lacteals from the intestines during digestion.
k Cat practiCAlly oCCur siCCEd zuCCHini saCCHArine CHyle aCHE baCK liCKEd choCOlate aCQuit laCQUer saCQUE sGraffito louGH houGHEd maHzor Kin eKE ginKGo KHaKi jinriKIshaw puKKa treKKEd Quit QUay piQUE liQUOrice except XHosa
Signs of this complication include the presence of profuse and continuous drainage of chyle (a milky or opaque fluid) from the operative site (Moore & Haughey, 1997).