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glossary:chylous_ascites

1. 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.

Synonyms: ascites adiposus, chyliform ascites, chyloperitoneum, fatty ascites, milky ascites

glossary/chylous_ascites.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)