Chylous ascites and gastric adenocarcinoma : A case report and review of literature

The accumulation of chyle in the peritoneum appears when a disruption of the lymphatic system occur. The origin of this disruption may be secondary to traumatic injury, the exudation of lymph through retroperitoneal vessels or to obstruction or rupture of the peritoneal or retroperitoneal lymphatic glands. In this way, portal vein thrombosis is an unusual… CONTINUE READING