Chylous Ascites After Nephrectomy for Trauma

Knight, Colin G.; Omert, Laurel
December 2004
American Surgeon;Dec2004, Vol. 70 Issue 12, p1083
Academic Journal
Chylous ascites has many etiologies including malignancy, infection, and inflammation. Management of this condition varies from conservative treatment to surgery. We present a case of chylous ascites after laparotomy for trauma and review the pathophysiology, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment options for this condition.


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