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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 64, No. 6, 2002, pp. 525-526
Bioline Code: is02011
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 64, No. 6, 2002, pp. 525-526

 en Case Report - Acute Chylous Peritonitis
Parimal Bhattacharya


Acute abdomen with signs and symptoms of peritonitis due to sudden extravasation of chyle into the peritoneal cavity is a rare condition. The chronic form of chylous ascites, also uncommon, does not produce acute symptoms and many of them are secondary to other intra-abdominal pathology. The acute form of chylous ascites is without any detectable cause in majority of the cases. Patients present with signs and symptoms of acute abdomen indistinguishable from peritonitis due to perforation of hollow viscus. Complete recovery is the usual outcome. We report a recently treated case because of its rarity.

Acute chylous peritonitis, peritoneal irritation

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