Radiotherapeutic management of the chyloperitoneum following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

@article{Prez2013RadiotherapeuticMO,
  title={Radiotherapeutic management of the chyloperitoneum following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.},
  author={Joaqu{\'i}n P{\'e}rez and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Arribas and Enrique P{\'e}rez C{\'a}rdenas and Francisco Borja Gutierrez and Rub{\'e}n Bembibre Taboada and Norberto Cassinello},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={409-11}
}
Chyloperitoneum is a rare but life-threatening complication with no uniformity concerning the treatment. We present a 77-year-old male with chylous ascites after open abdominal aneurysmectomy refractory to conservative and surgical strategies. After failure of re-exploration with periaortic lymphatic cauterization and drainage, he was treated with five cycles of retroperitoneal radiotherapy. At 12 months of follow-up, the patient remains asymptomatic without any objective evidence of… CONTINUE READING