Cirrhosis related chylous ascites successfully treated with TIPS

G.J. de Vries, B.M. Ryan, M. de Bievre, A. Driessen, R.W. Stockbrugger, G.H. Koek*

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We describe a patient with chylous ascites, who was extensively investigated for the cause. No malignant or lymphatic disease could be found, but a liver biopsy revealed liver cirrhosis. The chylous ascites was unsuccessfully treated with a sodium restriction diet, diuretics and a medium chain triglyceride diet. After the placement of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt the ascites disappeared.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-466
JournalEuropean Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005

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