Treatment of chyloperitoneum after extended lymphatic dissection during duodenopancreatectomy.

@article{Kollmar2000TreatmentOC,
  title={Treatment of chyloperitoneum after extended lymphatic dissection during duodenopancreatectomy.},
  author={O. Kollmar and Martin K. Schilling and Markus W. B{\"u}chler},
  journal={International journal of pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={83-7}
}
BACKGROUND Chyloperitoneum is a rare postoperative complication that might be caused by an interruption of chylous ducts in the mesenteric root or the cysterna chyli. Two cases of chyloperitoneum after duodenopancreatectomy are reported in the literature. METHODS We here report the third case that developed a chyloperitoneum 2 wk postoperatively when he resumed his normal diet. RESULTS The patient was treated conservatively with paracenteses and chyloperitoneum subsided thereafter… CONTINUE READING

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