Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 11

Incidental Idiopathic Chylous Ascites at Cesarean Section

Anita Kant1 and Amrita Razdan Kaul2*

1Chairman and HOD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Asian institute of Medical Sciences, Faridabad, Haryana, India
2Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Asian institute of Medical Sciences, Faridabad, Haryana, India

*Corresponding Author: Amrita Razdan Kaul, Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Asian institute of Medical Sciences, Faridabad, Haryana, India.

Received: October 04, 2021; Published: October 11, 2021



Introduction: Chyloperitoneum or Chylous Ascites refers to the accumulation of lipid rich lymph in peritoneal cavity due to disruption of the lymphatic system secondary to obstruction or trauma. It is rare form of ascites and mostly an incidental finding in pregnancy.

Case-Report: We report a case of chylous ascites in a 31-year old second gravida noted during cesarean section. Milky free fluid was found an opening the peritoneal cavity with no detectable source of trauma or mass. The milky fluid sent for biochemical analysis confirmed presence of triglycerides. Her postoperative course remained uneventful.

Conclusion: Chylous ascites has multiple etiologies including malignancy, liver cirrhosis, intraperitoneal infections and trauma. although only a few cases of chylous ascites in pregnancy have been reported in literature, our case report serves as a reminder for obstetricians to consider possible etiologies of chylous ascites at the time of diagnosis to ensure complete care to mother.

Keywords: Idiopathic Chylous Ascites; Pregnancy; Lymph



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Citation: Anita Kant and Amrita Razdan Kaul. “Incidental Idiopathic Chylous Ascites at Cesarean Section”. Acta Scientific Women's Health 3.11 (2021): 07-08.


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