African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

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

Chylous ascites caused by resection of a choledochal cyst


Tatsuzo Mizukami1, Tadao Okada2, Shohei Honda2, Hisayuki Miyagi2, Masashi Minato2, Satoru Todo1 
1 Department of 1st Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Tatsuzo Mizukami
Department of 1st Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Kita-Ku, Kita 14, Nishi 7, Sapporo 060-8638
Japan

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.


How to cite this article:
Mizukami T, Okada T, Honda S, Miyagi H, Minato M, Todo S. Chylous ascites caused by resection of a choledochal cyst.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2012;9:68-70


How to cite this URL:
Mizukami T, Okada T, Honda S, Miyagi H, Minato M, Todo S. Chylous ascites caused by resection of a choledochal cyst. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Apr 4 ];9:68-70
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