In some cases, chyloperitoneum
and acid can develop because of lymphatic obstruction.
Herein, we report a brief case for Gorham-Stout syndrome of the femur with chylothorax and chyloperitoneum in a patient.
Cavity puncture was performed, and chylothorax and chyloperitoneum were confirmed, as well as bony destruction of her left femur.
Gorham-Stout syndrome is an extremely rare disorder characterized by clinical and radiological disappearance of bone by proliferation of non-neoplastic lymphatic, vascular, and fibrous tissue. Few GSS cases with both chylothorax and chyloperitoneum have been documented in literature; thus, there is still short of imaging proof. Even though the majority of the cases show spontaneous arrest, life-threatening complications may occur due to the involvement of the bone, viscera, chylothorax, or chyloperitoneum.
Taylor, "A Case of Chyloperitoneum
Secondary to Follicular Lymphoma and a Review of Prognostic Implications," CaseReports in Hematology, vol.
The certain uncommon complications like abdominal hernias, chyloperitoneum
, hydrothorax, non occlusive mesenteric ischemia, encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis and sudden death were not found in our study as their incidence increases in long term PD in elderly patients and with certain other predisposing factors.
Lymphangiography is an imaging modality for investigating chyluria, chyloperitoneum, and chylothorax.
In patients with chyloperitoneum, if ascites does not respond to conservative management in 2 weeks, surgical exploration should be performed (2).
Blunt abdominal trauma causing chyloperitoneum. J Trauma 1997; 43: 696-697.
Two (20%) patients had minor postoperative complications: wound seroma and chyloperitoneum. Postoperative stages were I in 20% of the patients, II in 50% of the patients, and III in 30% of the patients (Table 3).
Two patients in our series had minor complications (wound seroma and chyloperitoneum) that were managed conservatively.
Fibroadhesive form of tuberculosis peritonitis: Chyloperitoneum
in a patient undergoing automated peritoneal dialysis.