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Chylous ascites caused by portal vein thrombosis treated with octreotide.
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PMID:  12974913     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chylous ascites is an uncommon entity with variable causes and rarely arises from portal vein thrombosis. This is a case report of chylous ascites caused by idiopathic portal vein thrombosis that was refractory to medical therapy and shunt surgery, which showed an impressive response to treatment with subcutaneous octreotide. We review the literature on chylous ascites with particular reference to the role of somatostatin analogs in the management of this rare condition.
Rupert W L Leong; Anthony K House; Gary P Jeffrey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0815-9319     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gastroenterol. Hepatol.     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-16     Completed Date:  2004-02-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607909     Medline TA:  J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1211-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Chylous Ascites / drug therapy*,  etiology
Hypertension, Portal / complications
Octreotide / therapeutic use*
Portal Vein*
Venous Thrombosis / complications*
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