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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2000 August;41(4):617-8
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
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.