chylous ascites


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Related to chylous ascites: chylous effusion

chy·lous as·ci·tes

, ascites chylosus [MIM*208300]
presence in the peritoneal cavity of a milky fluid containing suspended triglycerides, ordinarily caused by an obstruction or injury of the thoracic duct or cisterna chyli.

chylous ascites

an abnormal condition characterized by an accumulation of chyle in the peritoneal cavity. Chylous ascites results from an obstruction in the thoracic duct that may be caused by a tumor or by a destructive lesion, resulting in rupture of a lymph vessel. Also called ascites adiposus, chyliform ascites, chylosus ascites, fatty ascites, milky ascites. See also ascites.

chy·lous as·ci·tes

, ascites chylosus (kī'lŭs ă-sī'tēz, ă-sī'tēz kī-lō'sŭs)
Presence in the peritoneal cavity of a milky fluid containing suspended fat, ordinarily caused by an obstruction or injury of the thoracic duct or cisterna.
Synonym(s): chyloperitoneum.

ascites

1. abnormal accumulation of serous (edematous) fluid within the peritoneal cavity. Characterized by distention of the abdomen, a fluid thrill on percussion, a typical ground glass appearance on radiography and a positive result on paracentesis.
2. a disease of poultry with pulmonary arterial vasoconstriction associated with poor ventilation and oxygen levels, predisposed by high altitude and respiratory disease. There may be a genetic predisposition.

bilious ascites
see bile peritonitis.
cardiogenic ascites
that caused by cardiac insufficiency.
chylous ascites
see chylous ascites.
fetal ascites
affected fetuses are usually dropsical and cause dystocia, even the aborting ones; usually accompanies another defect, e.g. achondroplasia.

chylous

pertaining to, mingled with, or of the nature of chyle.

chylous ascites
distention of the abdomen with chyle.
chylous effusion
accumulation of chyle, usually in a cavity, e.g. pleural cavity.
chylous hydrothorax
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