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Treatment of neonatal chylous ascites using a modified Denver peritoneovenous shunt: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12916444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chylous ascites is rarely observed in newborns. Its etiology is not always readily identifiable. The authors report a patient with idiopathic chylous ascites resistant both to conservative treatment with total parenteral nutrition plus diuretics and to dietary treatment (milk with a low-fat content and medium-chain triglycerides). Surgical correction of an associated intestinal malrotation and an annular pancreas failed to resolve the ascites and we therefore placed a modified Denver peritoneovenous shunt. Six months after placement of the shunt, the patient was in good general condition, with restoration of normal oral feeding and regular growth in terms of height and weight. Clinical and ultrasonographic follow-up examinations have not revealed the presence of ascitic fluid in the peritoneal cavity.
F S Camoglio; G Dipaola; R M Cervellione; C Chironi; L Giacomello; C Zanatta; A Ottolenghi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  La Pediatria medica e chirurgica : Medical and surgical pediatrics     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0391-5387     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Med Chir     Publication Date:    2003 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-14     Completed Date:  2003-10-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100625     Medline TA:  Pediatr Med Chir     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pediatric Surgery Unit, G.B. Rossi University Hospital, Piazzale L.A. Scuro, 37134 Verona.
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MeSH Terms
Chylous Ascites / surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Peritoneovenous Shunt / instrumentation*

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