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Idiopathic chylous ascites simulating acute appendicitis: A case report and literature review

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A rare case of idiopathic chylous ascites in a young female is reported. The management and outcome with long term follow up were discussed.

The variable nature of presentation of chylous ascites necessitates high index of suspicion. Diagnosis predominately requires abdominal paracentesis and triglyceride levels in the ascetic fluid obtained.

Management of idiopathic chylous ascites is mostly conservative, once the diagnosis is established. The treatment may include low fat diet and occasional somatostatin use.

Further research is mandatory as there is a significant rise in reported cases with no standardized guidelines for management.

Further research is mandatory as there is a significant rise in reported cases with no standardized guidelines for management.

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Mentions: collapse. The remainder of examination was unremarkable. She also had her serum tumor markers and filariasis screening done, which were both negative. (Fig. 3) Postoperative period was uneventful and patient was discharged on 5th postoperative day with diagnosis of idiopathic acute chylous peritonitis. She was advised to have low fat diet. She remained in good general health and further 6-weekly and 6-monthly follow up did not reveal any malignancy or recurrence of chylous ascites/chylothorax.


Idiopathic chylous ascites simulating acute appendicitis: A case report and literature review
Investigations for determining chylous ascites in patient.
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fig0015: Investigations for determining chylous ascites in patient.
Mentions: collapse. The remainder of examination was unremarkable. She also had her serum tumor markers and filariasis screening done, which were both negative. (Fig. 3) Postoperative period was uneventful and patient was discharged on 5th postoperative day with diagnosis of idiopathic acute chylous peritonitis. She was advised to have low fat diet. She remained in good general health and further 6-weekly and 6-monthly follow up did not reveal any malignancy or recurrence of chylous ascites/chylothorax.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

A rare case of idiopathic chylous ascites in a young female is reported. The management and outcome with long term follow up were discussed.

The variable nature of presentation of chylous ascites necessitates high index of suspicion. Diagnosis predominately requires abdominal paracentesis and triglyceride levels in the ascetic fluid obtained.

Management of idiopathic chylous ascites is mostly conservative, once the diagnosis is established. The treatment may include low fat diet and occasional somatostatin use.

Further research is mandatory as there is a significant rise in reported cases with no standardized guidelines for management.

Further research is mandatory as there is a significant rise in reported cases with no standardized guidelines for management.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus