Pleurodesis, defined as promotion of adhesions between pleura and lung, may be a good option for the treatment of chylous
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
Smith, "Postoperative chylous
fistula prevention and management," The Laryngoscope, vol.
The presence of chylothorax and chylous
ascites in AITL is rare.
We then did a pleural tap, which drained out a chylous
Mesothelial cell inclusions mimicking adenocarcinoma in cervical lymph nodes in association with chylous
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.