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Title: Laparoscopic aproach in post-traumatic chylous ascites.
Authors: Tallón-Aguilar, L
López-Ruiz, J A
Domínguez-Sánchez, C
Pareja-Ciuró, F
Padillo-Ruiz, J
Keywords: Abdominal blunt trauma;Chylous ascites;Emergency surgery;Laparoscopy
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Abdominal Injuries
Chylous Ascites
Wounds, Nonpenetrating
Issue Date: 24-Jan-2018
Abstract: Chylous ascites is a rare condition little reported in literature, with even more exceptional traumatic origin. Its production mechanism is not known exactly but has been attributed to hyperflexion or hyperextension of the spine leading to a rupture of lymph ducts. We present a case of post-traumatic chyloperitoneum in a young patient after abdominal blunt trauma. Conservative treatment should be the first therapeutic option, especially if the origin is traumatic, reserving more aggressive possibilities for cases that do not respond after 15 days, if debt is greater than 1.5 litres/day in adult patients or in those with metabolic complications. A laparoscopic approach is indicated to confirm the diagnosis and to rule out other associated injuries that may require other surgical procedures.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1308/rcsann.2017.0220
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