Chylous ascites

Abstract

Chylous ascites is the accumulation of a milk-like peritoneal fluid rich in triglycerides, due to the presence of thoracic or intestinal lymph in the abdominal cavity. It develops when there is disruption of the lymphatic system due to traumatic injury or obstruction (from benign or malignant causes). In Western countries abdominal malignancy and cirrhosis… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2002.05911.x

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@article{Crdenas2002ChylousA, title={Chylous ascites}, author={Andr{\'e}s C{\'a}rdenas and Sanjiv Chopra}, journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology}, year={2002}, volume={97}, pages={1896-1900} }