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J Endourol. 2006 Jun;20(6):394-6.

Case report: laparoscopic management of massive chylous ascites after salvage laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph-node dissection.

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Section of Endourology and Laparoscopic Urology, Clinica Santa Maria, Santiago, Chile. octaviocastillo@vtr.net

Abstract

Chylous ascites is an infrequent complication of retroperitoneal surgery. We describe a patient who suffered massive chylous ascites after simultaneous pneumonectomy and laparoscopic excision of a post-chemotherapy tumor mass. After conservative management failed, exploratory laparoscopy identified the site of the leak, which was clipped and closed with fibrin glue. There has been no recurrence in the ensuing 5 years.

PMID:
16808649
DOI:
10.1089/end.2006.20.394
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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