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Pol J Radiol. 2011 Jul;76(3):58-61.

Congenital chylous ascites.

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  • 1Clinic of Neonatology and Neonate Intensive Care, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.


Congenital chylous ascites is a rare entity, conditioned by numerous factors and with changing dynamics of the disease. Because of the lack of therapeutic and diagnostic standards, this disease constitutes to be a medical challenge. This article presents current knowledge on pathogenesis, diagnostics and management of this disease, as well as a case of a newborn with primary congenital chylous ascites in the abdominal cavity.


congenital chylous ascites; newborn; paracentesis somatostatin-octreotide

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