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Idiopathic chylous ascites treated with total parenteral nutrition and octreotide. A case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21817913     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Chylous ascites is the accumulation of lipid-rich lymph in the peritoneal cavity. The usual cause in adults is lymphatic obstruction or leakage caused by malignancy. Non-malignant causes include postoperative trauma, cirrhosis, tuberculosis, pancreatitis and filariasis. A variety of treatment options have been proposed for the management of chylous ascites; however, their effectiveness in idiopathic or primary form is unknown. Here we report a case of chylous acid rapidly resolved with the treatment of fasting, total parenteral nutrition and somatostatin analogue.
Abdullah Emre Yildirim; Reskan Altun; Sevinç Can; Serkan Ocal; Enver Akbaş; Murat Korkmaz; Haldun Selçuk; Uğur Yilmaz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-5687     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9000874     Medline TA:  Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
aDepartment of Gastroenterology bDepartment of Internal Medicine, Baskent University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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