Chylous ascites

What is Chylous ascites?

Chylous ascites is a rare form of ascites caused by accumulation of lymph in the peritoneal cavity, usually due to intra-abdominal malignancy, liver cirrhosis or abdominal surgery complications, and present with painless but progressive abdominal distension, dyspnea and weight gain.


  • Worldwide: Unknown

Age of Onset

  • All ages
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