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ascites

[ə′sīd·ēz]
(medicine)
An abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity.
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Chylous ascites is an abnormal accumulation and collection of lipid-rich lymphatic fluid in the peritoneal cavity.
Case series of lymphoma presenting with chylous ascites have been published in patients without ESKD [5, 6].
Had the patient been identified as having chylous ascites, management would have included paracentesis, low-fat/higher--protein-carbohydrate diet, and potentially supplementation with medium-chain fatty acids.
Chylous ascites is the accumulation of a milk-like peritoneal fluid that is rich in triglycerides, due to the presence of thoracic or intestinal lymph in the abdominal cavity.
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.
pts (%) Intraoperative complications Significant Bleeding (>500 mL) 2 (3.9) Conversion rate 0 Postoperative complications Trasfusion rate 3 (5.8) Chylous ascites 7 (13.7) Vaginal leakage 2 (3.9) Ureteral fistula 1 (1.9) Femoral nerve injury 1 (1.9) Legs edema G1-G2 4 (7.8) Port-site hernia 2 (3.9) Lymphocele 4 (7.8) Lymphatic ascites 1(1 9) Total 25 TABLE 5: Literature review.
We started an octreotide infusion at 2 mg/kg/hour and planned to give this for 5 days as suggested in the literature when chylous ascites was over 10 liters.
Chylous ascites and chylopleura caused by constrictive pericarditis are unusual clinical conditions.
Postnatal pericardial and pleural effusions, chylous ascites and pulmonary and intestinal lymphangiectasia may develop.
[sup][37] Placement of a drainage tube after surgery is essential for preventing chylous ascites. In recent years, laparoscopic excision was given more attention as a potential therapy for intra-abdominal lymphangioma with increasing use and popularity of laparoscopy.