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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2011 December;170(6):457-60

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Terlipressin in therapy for cirrhotic chylous ascites: a case report

Giangreco E. 1, Neri S. 2, Castellino P. 2

1 School of Specialization of Gastroenterology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
2 Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy


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Chylous ascites is an uncommon condition definite as the extravasations of milky or creamy peritoneal fluid rich n triglycerides. We report a case of an 70-years old man cirrhotic patient with refractory chylous Ascites associated with portal hypertension. He was treated with Terlipressin (3 mg/day) for ten days. Ascites volume decreased and the ascetic liquid became clear. Employment of Terlipressin may be a new therapeutic option for a pathology that is very difficult to treat.

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