Chylous ascites secondary to giant liver hemangioma

Darius L. Lazarus, Said A. Al-Busafi, Nir Hilzenrat

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Chylous ascites is rare in clinical practice. It is characterized by milky-appearing peritoneal fluid with a triglycerides concentration of >1.25 mmol/l (110 mg/dl). Its pathophysiology is related to a disruption in the normal lymphatic flow. It is more common after trauma (including post surgery), neoplasia or atypical infections such as tuberculosis or filariasis. Other rare medical causes have been reported. The treatment is supportive and focused on correction of the underlying pathology. We report here the first case of chylous ascites caused by giant liver hemangioma and discuss the management of this condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-483
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Gastroenterology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 May 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Ascites
  • Chyle
  • Chylous ascites
  • Hemangioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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