Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
Vol. 23, No. 3, 2013, pp. 357-359
Bioline Code: pe13067
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2013, pp. 357-359
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Successful Treatment of Congenital Chyloperitoneum with Platelet-Rich Fibrin Glue|
Joudi, Marjan; Alamdari, Daryoush Hamidi & Rahimi, Hamid-Reza
Background: Congenital chyloperitoneum is an uncommon clinical condition. A few cases of congenital
chyloperitoneum in children have been described who were treated in a variety of methods.
Case Presentation: Congenital chyloperito was diagnosed in a 5-day-old baby boy with a significant
abdominal distension. Due to the failed conservative managements by medium-chain triglycerides (MCT)
enriched milk and partial parenteral nutrition (PPN), the authors tried platelet rich fibrin glue (PRFG) as an
alternative choice which was applied through an already inserted intra-abdominal catheter. PRFG successfully
stopped the lymph leakage from all over the small intestinal mesentery; thereby PRFG may be considered as
an effective alternative treatment before surgical intervention.
Conclusion: Applying PRFG is an easy, safe, and effective alternative option that may be used to close the chylous ascites lymph leakage in children if conservative management with PPN fails.
Chyloperitoneum; Platelets; Fibrin Glue; Congenital
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