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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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Mitani et al (19) recently evaluated LAM-associated chylous effusions from patients with LAM, and demonstrated that the cytologic features of LAM cell cluster were a well-organized, globular cluster consisting of LAM cells enveloped by lymphatic endothelial cells.
Establishing the diagnosis of a cervical chyloma requires a determination that the cyst fluid is of chylous origin and that the cyst is in the region of the thoracic duct.
Multiple chylous cysts of abdomen causing intestinal obstruction.
Cervical chylous fistulae after neck dissections are a troublesome yet relatively uncommon complication, with incidence rates in the literature varying from 1 to 6%.
There are other lymphatic abnormalities such as lymphangioleiomyomatosis in which 10%-40% of patients develop pleural effusions that are almost always chylous.
These manifestations may precede, accompany or postdate other thoracic manifestations of the disease including pneumothorax and chylous pleural effusion.
Chylothorax and chylous ascites following surgery of an inflammatory aortic aneurysm.
Filippopoulos, "Diagnosis and management of congenital neonatal chylous ascites," Hippokratia, vol.
During analysis samples (n=50) having visible hemolysis, chylous or having visible clots were excluded from the study.
At autopsy, additional gross pathologic findings included 350ml of chylous appearing pleural fluid and serous ascites (700ml).