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Online ISSN 1827-191X
Crespo-Leiro M. G., Ayucar A.*, Portela F.**, Cuenca J. J.**, Juffè A.**, Hermida L. F., Castro-Beiras A.
From the Department of Medicine, *Division of Cardiology and Nutrition Unit, and the Department of Surgery, **Division of Cardiac Surgery Hospital Juan Canalejo, La Coruña, Spain
We report a case of chylous ascites in a 52-year-old woman after an orthotopic heart transplantation. The patient was successfully managed with conservative treatment including dietetic measures and repeated paracentesis. The potential aetiopathological factors involved and other implications for cardiac transplant patients are discussed.