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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2000 August;41(4):617-8

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Chyloperitoneum. A rare complication after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

Busch T., Lotfi S., Sirbu H., Aleksic I., Dalichau H.

From the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany


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We ­report a ­case of chy­lous ­ascites as a ­rare com­pli­ca­tion fol­low­ing elec­tive aor­tic aneu­rysm ­repair in a 66-­year-old ­male. After its ear­ly devel­op­ment on the sec­ond post­op­er­a­tive day, re-lap­a­rot­o­my was per­formed ­with liga­tion of fis­tu­las and omen­tum­plas­ty. After recur­rence of chy­lous ­ascites, con­ser­va­tive treat­ment for ­three ­months includ­ing paren­ter­al nutri­tion and low-fat ­diet ­under con­tin­u­ous per­i­to­neal drain­age led final­ly to suc­cess.

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