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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68-70

Chylous ascites caused by resection of a choledochal cyst


1 Department of 1st Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, Japan

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Tatsuzo Mizukami
Department of 1st Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Kita-Ku, Kita 14, Nishi 7, Sapporo 060-8638
Japan
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.93313

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Chylous ascites is a rare complication of abdominal surgery in children. Particularly, reports of postoperative chylous ascites are rare. This report describes the very rare case of a 10-month-old girl complicated by chylous ascites after resection of a choledochal cyst with a Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy, who was successfully treated medically. To date, we have found a few cases of postoperative chylous ascites in the paediatric literature. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of chylous ascites after the resection of a choledochal cyst in a child who was successfully treated solely by no fasting. No fasting might be a therapeutic option of paediatric postoperative chylous ascites after the resection of a choledochal cyst if the outflow volume of chylous ascites is small.


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