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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.
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Pleurodesis, defined as promotion of adhesions between pleura and lung, may be a good option for the treatment of chylous fistula.
The etiology of chylous ascites can be separated into traumatic and atraumatic causes.
Case series of lymphoma presenting with chylous ascites have been published in patients without ESKD [5, 6].
The concern regarding chylous fistulae stems from the electrolyte imbalances and edema resulting in hypovolemia.
Although pure chyle is white and opaque in appearance, it has been reported that 50% of chylous effusions do not have a milky/cloudy appearance upon gross examination, (4).
The following definitive surgery of resection and anastomosis of the segment may have caused physical damage or may have exacerbated the assault to the lymphatic structure of the proximal intestine, leading to the formation of chylous ascites.
Smith, "Postoperative chylous fistula prevention and management," The Laryngoscope, vol.
Mesothelial cell inclusions mimicking adenocarcinoma in cervical lymph nodes in association with chylous effusion.
During 2 months of hospital stay, 30 L of chylous pleural fluid and 3 L chylous ascitic fluid were aspirated.
(9) Chylothoraces, or true chylous effusions, occur with lymphomas, bronchogenic carcinomas and trauma, and may also have negative attenuation values.