Chylous ascites following para-aortic lymphadenectomy: a case report

Boran N., Cil A., Tulunay G., Ozgul N., Kose M. F.

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY, vol.93, no.3, pp.711-714, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2004.03.022
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.711-714
  • Keywords: chylous ascites, para-aortic lymphadenectomy, surgical exploration, GYNECOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES, DIAGNOSIS
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Background. Chylous ascites is an uncommon complication following para-aortic lymph node dissection in the management of gynecologic malignancies. Treatment options are serial paracentesis, medium-chain triglyceride diet, total parenteral nutrition and somatostatin as conservative management and peritoneovenous shunting, and surgical exploration for refractory cases.