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  1. Demonstration of a persistent chyle leak using lymphoscintigraphy

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    Winstanley, S. [St. Vincent`s Hospital, Sydney, NSW (Australia). Department of Nuclear Medicine

    1998-03-01

    Full text: Lymphoscintigraphy has long been regarded as a non-invasive and cost efficient way of assessing the Iymphatic system. This case study of a 56-year-old woman demonstrates its usefulness in localising a chyle leak following an oesophagogastrectomy for oesophageal cancer. The patient was injected with 100 MBq of {sup 99}mTc-antimony colloid in the second and third web spaces of both feet. Images were obtained over several hours from the feet to the abdomen and chest, allowing the identification of normal Iymphatic drainage. The scan demonstrated abnormal accumulation of isotope in the chest, just above the diaphragm and relatively posteriorly. The patient subsequently underwent surgery at which time a thoracotomy and ligation of a leaking thoracic duct was performed. A second study was performed after a month due to continuing drainage of fluid from both the abdomen and chest, along with worsening oedema. These scans again demonstrated abnormal accumulation of tracer in the upper abdomen posteriorly which was interpreted as a Iymphatic leak. Subsequent surgery resulted in the insertion of a Denver shunt from the peritoneal cavity to the right saphenous vein. In conclusion, this case study demonstrates the usefulness of Iymphoscintigraphy in assessing the difficult problem of post-operative chyle leak.

  2. Localization of chyle leakage site in postoperative chylothorax by oral administration of I-123 BMIPP.

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    Sugiura, Kimihiko; Tanabe, Yoshio; Ogawa, Toshihide; Tokushima, Takeshi

    2005-10-01

    The authors present a 71-year-old woman who had a right chylothorax after right upper lobectomy for lung cancer. As the chylothorax was considered to be due to thoracic duct injury at the time of operation, lymphoscintigraphy was performed by oral administration of I-123 beta-methyl-iodophenyl pentadecanoic acid (BMIPP). After visualization of the stomach and intestine, abnormal accumulation of the radiotracer was found initially around the right pulmonary hilum and then spread laterally in the upper pleural cavity, indicating chyle leakage in the region of the right pulmonary hilum. Scintigraphic finding was well correlated with the subsequent thoracoscopic observation, showing chyle leakage from a lymphatic tributary near its confluence to the thoracic duct at the level of the azygos continuation. The disruption site was ligated by video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery procedure with successful termination of the chyle leakage. Lymphoscintigraphy by oral administration of I-123 BMIPP is thought to be a useful method for localization of chyle leakage in patients with chylothorax induced by thoracic surgery. PMID:16363625

  3. The origin of cholesterol in chyle demonstrated by nuclear indicator methods; Origines du cholesterol du chyle mises en evidence par la methode des indicateurs nucleaires

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    Vyas, M

    1962-07-01

    In order to obtain information about the mechanism of the intestinal absorption of cholesterol, rats having a lymphatic abdominal fistula are used. The animals receive either 4-{sup 14}C- cholesterol subcutaneously or orally, or the 1-{sup 14}C acetate. The study of the specific radio-activities of the cholesterol in chyle, in serum, in the lining, and in the intestinal contents makes it possible to define the roles played by the transfer cholesterol from the serum, by the cholesterol synthesised intestinally, and by the absorption cholesterol, in the formations of the lymph and of the chylomicrons. A new theory is proposed for the mechanism of cholesterol absorption. (author) [French] Pour obtenir des renseignements concernant le mecanisme de l'absorption intestinale du cholesterol, on utilise des rats porteurs d'une fistule lymphatique abdominale. Les animaux recoivent soit du cholesterol 4-{sup 14}C par voie sous-cutanee ou par voie orale, soit de l'acetate 1-{sup 14}C. L'etude des radioactivites specifiques du cholesterol du chyle, du serum, de la paroi et du contenu intestinal permet de preciser les roles joues par le cholesterol de transfert d'origine serique, par le cholesterol de synthese intestinale et par le cholesterol d'absorption, dans la formation de la lymphe et des chylomicrons. Une theorie nouvelle concernant le mecanisme de l'absorption du cholesterol est proposee. (auteur)

  4. The origin of cholesterol in chyle demonstrated by nuclear indicator methods

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    In order to obtain information about the mechanism of the intestinal absorption of cholesterol, rats having a lymphatic abdominal fistula are used. The animals receive either 4-14C- cholesterol subcutaneously or orally, or the 1-14C acetate. The study of the specific radio-activities of the cholesterol in chyle, in serum, in the lining, and in the intestinal contents makes it possible to define the roles played by the transfer cholesterol from the serum, by the cholesterol synthesised intestinally, and by the absorption cholesterol, in the formations of the lymph and of the chylomicrons. A new theory is proposed for the mechanism of cholesterol absorption. (author)

  5. Influence of Chyle Blood with Different Pretreatment Methods to Coagulation Indexes Results Detected by Optical Method%乳糜血不同前处理方法对光学法凝血指标检测结果的影响

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    何亚萍; 乔国昱; 张国栋; 刘树平; 轩维清

    2013-01-01

    Objective Comparison of high speed centrifugation and dilution method in celiac blood coagulation detection in which one was more able to meet the clinical demand. Methods Collected 30 normal (no hemolysis,no chyle,without jaun dice,TG0. 05). In severe chyle blood group,dilution method in the detection of PT was significantly higher than that of high speed centrifugation,the difference was statistically significant (tPT =4. 013, P0.05).在重度乳糜血组,稀释法中PT的检测结果明显高于高速离心法,差异有统计学意义(tPT=4.013,P<0.05),FIB的含量明显高于高速离心法,差异有统计学意义(tFIB=3.689,P<0.05).结论 高速离心法优于稀释法,抗干扰能力强,更适合于临床对溶栓治疗监测、疗效观察及出血性疾病诊断的需要.

  6. Successful management of chylous ascites with total parenteral nutrition, somatostatin, and fibrin glue

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    HUANG Qi; GE Bu-jun; LIU Li-ming; TU Zhi-yuan; ZHANG Guo-fen; FAN Yue-zu

    2007-01-01

    @@ Chylous ascites, an uncommon disease usually caused by obstruction or rupture of the peritoneal or retroperitoneal lymphatic glands, is defined as the accumulation of chyle in the peritoneal cavity.

  7. Overexpression of Angiopoietin-Like Protein 4 Protects Against Atherosclerosis Development

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    Georgiadi, A.; Wang, Y.; Stienstra, R.; Tjeerdema, N.; Janssen, A.; Stalenhoef, A.; Vliet, J.A. van der; Roos, A. de; Tamsma, J.T.; Smit, J.W.; Tan, N.S.; Müller, M.; Rensen, P.C.; Kersten, S.

    2013-01-01

    Objective: Macrophage foam cells play a crucial role in several pathologies including multiple sclerosis, glomerulosclerosis, and atherosclerosis. Angiopoietin-like protein 4 (Angptl4) was previously shown to inhibit chyle-induced foam cell formation in mesenteric lymph nodes. Here we characterized

  8. Successful management of chylous ascites: A report of two cases.

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    Alam, Shaan E; Kar, Sunny M; Kar, Pran M

    2016-01-01

    Chylous ascites consists of the accumulation of chyle in the peritoneal cavity. Diagnosis is established by cytochemical analysis of the fluid revealing fat globules and high triglyceride content. The majority of cases are caused by pathology that interferes with abdominal retroperitoneal lymphatic drainage. We present two cases of postoperative chylous ascites, one following a bilateral nephrectomy, the other following orthotopic heart transplantation. Treatment is typically conservative with the aim to alleviate abdominal distension and reduce the flow of lymph into the mesenteric lymph nodes. Postsurgical chylous ascites has high cure rate with conservative therapy alone. Therapeutic paracentesis, diuretics, salt restriction, a high-protein, low-fat, mediumchain triglyceride diet, and parenteral nutrition are considered in chronic cases. The effects of longterm paracentesis on patients remains to be seen. In patients requiring renal replacement therapy, removal of chyle during peritoneal dialysis is often attempted. PMID:26997396

  9. The fate of chylomicron cholesterol in the rat. 1. research into the storing of chylomicrons (1961)

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    Rats conditioned to take their dally meal between midnight and 2 a.m. are given at midnight, by stomach tubing, 0,5 mg 4-14C-cholesterol, and are sacrificed in the following hours. During the most active phase of intestinal absorption, specific radioactivities of free and esterified liver cholesterol and of serum cholesterol are practically equal. Consequently, captation of absorbed cholesterol by the liver is not detectable. The results obtained exclude, on the other hand, the possibility that the lungs might play a similar role. The problem of the fate of chylomicron cholesterol is discussed. In order to avoid any ambiguity in this discussion, we have determined the concentration and specific radioactivity of free and esterified cholesterol in chylomicrons and lymph obtained by continuous drainage of chyle. 5 p. 100 of the radioactive cholesterol of chyle are found in lymph: in chylomicrons, the radioactivity of free cholesterol is higher than that of esterified cholesterol. (authors)

  10. Robotic surgery for treatment of chyluria.

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    Barman, Naman; Palese, Michael

    2016-03-01

    Chyle is a milky lymphatic fluid that is normally formed in the small intestine to aid in the absorption of dietary fats. Occasionally, chyle leaks into the kidney, ureter, or bladder, which results in chyluria. Chyluria is most commonly caused by the parasite Wuchereria bancrofti and is therefore extremely rare in the USA. The use of robotic surgery for treatment has been suggested as a viable option, but has not been thoroughly reported in the literature. This article reviews the literature on the various treatment options for chyluria and presents the case of a 75-year-old Indian female from the USA who was diagnosed with non-parasitic, persistent chyluria and treated with right robotic ureterolysis, renal hilar dissection and intraperitonealization of the ureter. PMID:26861449

  11. Transudative Chylothorax in a Patient with Pulmonary Hypertension

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    Sedat Kuleci

    2016-01-01

    Chylothorax, presence of chyle in the pleural space, is an infrequent clinical form of pleural effusion developed due to several pathologies, including pulmonary hypertension. Since now, very few clinical cases of transudative chylothorax due to pulmonary hypertension have been reported. In this report, we present a transudative chylothorax case of 70-year-old female patient with pulmonary hypertension due to cardiac valvular insufficiency and right heart failure.

  12. Transudative Chylothorax in a Patient with Pulmonary Hypertension

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    Sedat Kuleci

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Chylothorax, presence of chyle in the pleural space, is an infrequent clinical form of pleural effusion developed due to several pathologies, including pulmonary hypertension. Since now, very few clinical cases of transudative chylothorax due to pulmonary hypertension have been reported. In this report, we present a transudative chylothorax case of 70-year-old female patient with pulmonary hypertension due to cardiac valvular insufficiency and right heart failure.

  13. Non-Parasitic Chyluria: Our Experience With Sclerotherapy With Solution of Povidone-Iodine and Destrose and A Review of the Literature.

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    Guttilla, Andrea; Beltrami, Paolo; Bettin, Laura; Galantini, Andrea; Dal Moro, Fabrizio; Ficarra, Vincenzo; Zattoni, Filiberto

    2016-09-01

    Chyluria is the passage of chyle in the urine. The cause seems to be the rupture of retroperitoneal lymphatics into the pyelocaliceal system, giving urine a milky appearance. This condition if left untreated it leads to significant morbidity because of hematochyluria, recurrent renal colic, nutritional problems due to protein losses and immunosuppression resulting from lymphocyturia. We report our experience with the use of povidone iodine with dextrose solution as a sclerosing agent in the management of chyluria in two patients. PMID:27413693

  14. Successful treatment of persistent chylopericardium with somatostatin after operation on ascending aorta.

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    Karaca, Saziye; Rager, Olivier; Kalangos, Afksendiyos

    2014-04-01

    Chylopericardium after intrathoracic surgical procedures rarely occurs. Optimal guidelines for the management of chylopericardium are lacking. In this case report, we describe our experience in treating chylopericadium with somatostatin in a 47-year-old man who underwent replacement of the ascending aorta and aortic valvuloplasty after aortic rupture. Postoperatively, a late tamponade was drained, and microbiologic analyses confirmed chyle. Conservative treatment including total parental nutrition failed, so we initiated somatostatin treatment as a continuous perfusion, with good results. PMID:24694457

  15. Chylopericardium as a complication of cardiac surgery: Report of two cases and review of the literature

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    Velinović Miloš; Vraneš Mile; Kočica Mladen; Đukić Petar; Mikić Aleksandar; Vukomanović Vladislav; Kačar Saša; Putnik Svetozar; Divac Ivan; Marković Dejan; Seferović Petar M.; Ristić Arsen D.

    2007-01-01

    Chylopericardium refers to existing communication between the pericardial sac and the thoracic duct carrying the chyle. The objective of our report was to highlight the specificity of diagnosis and treatment of this rare but tedious condition through the analysis of two case reports. Male patient, aged 63 years, with chylopericardium was diagnosed perioperatively (implantation of artificial aortic - St. Jude No 21 and mitral valve - St. Jude No 29). Etiology of pericardial effusion was establ...

  16. Lymphoscintigraphy combined with single-photon emission computed tomography-computed tomography (SPECT-CT): A very effective imaging approach for identification of the site of leak in postoperative chylothorax

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    Post operative chylothorax is a known complication of various thoracic surgeries. It needs identification of precise site of leak in the thoracic duct. Lymphosicintigraphy can identify chyle leak but cannot delineate exact site of leak. SPECT-CT is precise in anatomic localisation and hence SPECT-CT should be combined with every lymphoscintigraphy in evaluation of clinically suspected case of post operative chylothorax. We report such a case

  17. Cellular immune surveillance of central nervous system bypasses blood-brain barrier and blood-cerebrospinal-fluid barrier: revealed with the New Marburg cerebrospinal-fluid model in healthy humans.

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    Kleine, Tilmann O

    2015-03-01

    In healthy human brain/spinal cord, blood capillaries and venules are locked differently with junctions and basement membrane (blood-brain barrier, blood-venule barrier). In choroid plexus, epithelial tight junctions and basement membrane lock blood-cerebrospinal-fluid (CSF) barrier. Lymphocytic cell data, quantified with multicolour flow-cytometry or immuno-cytochemical methods in sample pairs of lumbar CSF, ventrictricular CSF and peripheral venous blood, are taken from references; similarly, data of thoracic duct chyle and blood sample pairs. Through three circumventricular organs (median eminence, organum vasculosum lamina terminalis, area postrema), 15-30 μl blood are pressed by blood pressure through fenestrated capillaries, matrix/basement membrane spaces and ependyma cell lacks into ventricular/suboccipital CSF to generate CD3(+) , CD4(+) , CD8(+) , CD3(+) HLA-DR(+) , CD16(+) 56(+) 3(-) NK, CD19(+) 3(-) B subsets; some B, few NK cells adhere in circumventricular organs. Into lumbar CSF, 10-15 μl thoracic chyle with five lymphocyte subsets (without CD3(+) HLA-DR(+) cells) reflux, when CSF drains out with to-and-fro movements of chyle/CSF along nerve roots. Lymphocytes in lumbar CSF represent a mixture of blood and lymph lymphocytic cells with similar HLA-DR(+) CD3(+) cell counts in ventricular and lumbar CSF, higher CD3(+) , CD4(+) , CD8(+) subsets in lumbar CSF, and few NK and B cells due to absorption in circumventricular organs. The Marburg CSF Model reflects origin and turnover of lymphatic cells in CSF realistically; the model differs from ligand-multistep processes of activated lymphocytes through blood-brain-, blood-venule-, and blood-CSF-barriers; because transfer of inactivated native lymphocytes through the barriers is not found with healthy humans, although described so in literature. PMID:25641944

  18. Four Cases of Chylous Ascites following Robotic Gynecologic Oncological Surgery

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    Ahmet Göçmen

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Chylous ascites is an uncommon form of ascites characterized by milky-appearing fluid caused by blocked or disrupted lymph flow through chyle-transporting vessels. The most common causes of chylous ascites are therapeutic interventions and trauma. In this report, we present four cases of chylous ascites following robot-assisted surgery for endometrial staging and the treatment strategies that we used. After retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, leaving a drain is very useful in diagnosing chylous ascites and observing its resolution; furthermore, the use of octreotide in conjunction with TPN appears to be an efficient treatment modality for chylous ascites and should be considered before any invasive intervention.

  19. Laparoscopic ligation of the thoracic duct in management of chylothorax.

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    Icaza, Orlando J; Andrews, Kris; Kuhnke, Mark

    2002-04-01

    Laparoscopic ligation of the cisterna chyli at the level of the aortic hiatus was performed in a 69-year-old woman with post-lobectomy chylothorax refractory to 3 weeks of conservative therapy and one repeat thoracotomy with attempted ligation of a leaking lymphatic channel. This laparoscopic procedure was successful, and resolution of the chylothorax was achieved. We feel that this technique offers surgeons a valid, minimally invasive treatment option for a persistent chylothorax in which conservative management or more direct thoracic procedures have failed to control the chyle leak. PMID:12019574

  20. Acute chylous peritonitis due to acute pancreatitis.

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    Georgiou, Georgios K; Harissis, Haralampos; Mitsis, Michalis; Batsis, Haralampos; Fatouros, Michalis

    2012-04-28

    We report a case of acute chylous ascites formation presenting as peritonitis (acute chylous peritonitis) in a patient suffering from acute pancreatitis due to hypertriglyceridemia and alcohol abuse. The development of chylous ascites is usually a chronic process mostly involving malignancy, trauma or surgery, and symptoms arise as a result of progressive abdominal distention. However, when accumulation of "chyle" occurs rapidly, the patient may present with signs of peritonitis. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult since the clinical picture usually suggests hollow organ perforation, appendicitis or visceral ischemia. Less than 100 cases of acute chylous peritonitis have been reported. Pancreatitis is a rare cause of chyloperitoneum and in almost all of the cases chylous ascites is discovered some days (or even weeks) after the onset of symptoms of pancreatitis. This is the second case in the literature where the patient presented with acute chylous peritonitis due to acute pancreatitis, and the presence of chyle within the abdominal cavity was discovered simultaneously with the establishment of the diagnosis of pancreatitis. The patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy for suspected perforated duodenal ulcer, since, due to hypertriglyceridemia, serum amylase values appeared within the normal range. Moreover, abdominal computed tomography imaging was not diagnostic for pancreatitis. Following abdominal lavage and drainage, the patient was successfully treated with total parenteral nutrition and octreotide. PMID:22563182

  1. Acute chylous peritonitis due to acute pancreatitis

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    Georgios K Georgiou; Haralampos Harissis; Michalis Mitsis; Haralampos Batsis; Michalis Fatouros

    2012-01-01

    We report a case of acute chylous ascites formation presenting as peritonitis (acute chylous peritonitis) in a patient suffering from acute pancreatitis due to hypertriglyceridemia and alcohol abuse.The development of chylous ascites is usually a chronic process mostly involving malignancy,trauma or surgery,and symptoms arise as a result of progressive abdominal distention.However,when accumulation of "chyle" occurs rapidly,the patient may present with signs of peritonitis.Preoperative diagnosis is difficult since the clinical picture usually suggests hollow organ perforation,appendicitis or visceral ischemia.Less than 100 cases of acute chylous peritonitis have been reported.Pancreatitis is a rare cause of chyloperitoneum and in almost all of the cases chylous ascites is discovered some days (or even weeks) after the onset of symptoms of pancreatitis.This is the second case in the literature where the patient presented with acute chylous peritonitis due to acute pancreatitis,and the presence of chyle within the abdominal cavity was discovered simultaneously with the establishment of the diagnosis of pancreatitis.The patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy for suspected perforated duodenal ulcer,since,due to hypertriglyceridemia,serum amylase values appeared within the normal range.Moreover,abdominal computed tomography imaging was not diagnostic for pancreatitis.Following abdominal lavage and drainage,the patient was successfully treated with total parenteral nutrition and octreotide.

  2. Role of Interventional Radiology in the Management of Chylothorax: A Review of the Current Management of High Output Chylothorax

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    Lyon, Stuart, E-mail: lyonsey@optusnet.com.au; Mott, Nigel, E-mail: nigelmott76@hotmail.com; Koukounaras, Jim; Shoobridge, Jen [Alfred Hospital, Department of Radiology (Australia); Hudson, Patricio Vargas [Clinica Alemana, Department of Radiology (Chile)

    2013-06-15

    Chylothorax is an uncommon type of pleural effusion whose etiology may be classified as traumatic or nontraumatic. Low-output chylothoraces usually respond well to conservative management, whereas high-output chylothoraces are more likely to require surgical or interventional treatment. Conservative management focuses on alleviation of symptoms, replacement of fluid and nutrient losses, and reduction of chyle output to facilitate spontaneous healing. Surgical management can be technically difficult due to the high incidence of variant anatomy and the high-risk patient population. Percutaneous treatments have rapidly developed and evolved during the past 14 years to represent a minimally invasive treatment compared with the more invasive nature of surgery. Percutaneous therapies provide a range of treatment options despite difficult or variant anatomy, with a reported high success rate coupled with low morbidity and mortality. This article is a review of etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of chylothorax, with a focus on interventional management techniques.

  3. Role of Interventional Radiology in the Management of Chylothorax: A Review of the Current Management of High Output Chylothorax

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    Chylothorax is an uncommon type of pleural effusion whose etiology may be classified as traumatic or nontraumatic. Low-output chylothoraces usually respond well to conservative management, whereas high-output chylothoraces are more likely to require surgical or interventional treatment. Conservative management focuses on alleviation of symptoms, replacement of fluid and nutrient losses, and reduction of chyle output to facilitate spontaneous healing. Surgical management can be technically difficult due to the high incidence of variant anatomy and the high-risk patient population. Percutaneous treatments have rapidly developed and evolved during the past 14 years to represent a minimally invasive treatment compared with the more invasive nature of surgery. Percutaneous therapies provide a range of treatment options despite difficult or variant anatomy, with a reported high success rate coupled with low morbidity and mortality. This article is a review of etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of chylothorax, with a focus on interventional management techniques.

  4. Primary chylous vaginal discharge in a 9-year-old girl: CT-lymphangiogram and MR appearance

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    Chylous reflux is a manifestation of primary or secondary lymphatic obstruction. Primary lymphatic obstruction is defined as lymphangiectasia and incompetency of lymphatic valves without an underlying cause. Lymphangiectasia resulting from trauma, neoplasm, irradiation, or inflammation characterizes secondary lymphatic obstruction. Leakage of chyle into the uterus, vagina, bladder, or rectum can occur with either primary or secondary lymphatic obstruction. We report a patient with chylous vaginal discharge, a rare presentation of primary chylous reflux syndrome. CT-lymphangiography and magnetic resonance imaging clearly depicted this disorder. To our knowledge, only 20 cases of chylous vaginal discharge have been reported previously; chylous vaginal drainage occurred in the absence of chylous uterine reflux in only three. Although this is a rare anomaly, chylous reflux should be considered in a child with chronic vaginal discharge and lower extremity swelling. (orig.). With 3 figs

  5. From red to white urine: a patient's nightmare with a rather benign outcome

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    Knier Benjamin

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Chyluria is a medical condition with presence of chyle in the urine. The disease is most prevalent in endemic regions of Africa and the Indian subcontinent where it is mostly caused by parasitic infections, particularly lymphatic filariasis due to wucheria bancrofti. Non-parasitic chyluria, however, is a very rare finding. Case Presentation We report the case of a 48 year old woman who developed a lymphorenal fistula with chyluria following ureterrenoscopy with biopsies taken for urological work-up of persistent macrohematuria. Renal biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of benign familial hematuria due to thin basement nephropathy, a condition frequently associated with episodes of macrohematuria. Conclusions This case highlights a rare case of non-parasitic chyluria as a complication of urological work-up for macrohematuria of benign nature.

  6. Successful management of chylous ascites with total parenteral nutrition and octreotide in children

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    Chao Yang

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: To evaluate the effects of total parenteral nutrition and octreotide on pediatric patients with chylous ascites post-operative. Methods: Four patients were diagnosed with chylous ascites from nov 2009 to nov 2012. Total parenteral nutrition and octreotide was administered to 2 patients, while the other two only received fasting and total parenteral nutrition. All patients had persistent peritoneal drainage, with the quantity and quality of drainage fluid observed daily. Results: Two patients who received somatostatin therapy completely recovered within 7d without any recurrence while on a normal diet. The other two patients who only received fasting and total parenteral nutrition was cured 24-30d after therapy. Conclusion: Total parenteral nutrition along with octreotide can relieve the symptoms and close the chyle leakage in patients with chylous ascites rapidly. It seems to be an effective therapy available for the treatment of chylous ascites.

  7. Absorption and lymphatic transport of exogenous and endogenous arachidonic and linoleic acid in the rat

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    [3H]Arachidonic (20:4) and [14C]linoleic acid (18:2) were fed to thoracic duct-cannulated rats in test meals of either tracers alone, cream, Intralipid, pure arachidonic acid, or pure linoleic acid. Less [3H]20:4 than [14C]18:2 was recovered in chyle during the first 5 h. After cream feeding, the proportion of radioactivity found in phospholipids was high and increased during the first 3 h. After the meal 61 +/- 6% of the 3H and 57 +/- 10% of the 14C was in phosphatidylcholine, and 11 +/- 3% of the 3H and 3.0 +/- 4% of the 14C was in phosphatidylethanolamine. Changing the fat vehicle to Intralipid or pure 18:2 decreased the proportion of label in the phospholipds and increased the 3H and 14C radioactivity in the triacylglycerol fraction, the distribution of 14C radioactivity in the triacylglycerol fraction, the distribution of 14C being influenced more than that of 3H. After feeding the tracers in 200 μl of pure 20:4, >90% of both isotopes was in triacylglycerol. During fasting, triacylglycerol transported 56% (0.7 μmol/h), phosphatidylethanolamine transported 10% (0.1 μmol/h) of the 20:4 mass. After cream or Intralipid feeding, the output of 20:4-containing phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylethanolamine increased 2.1- to 2.8-fold, whereas the transport of 20:4 with triacylglycerol remained constant. Phospholipids thus became the predominant transport form for 20:4. After feeding 200 μl of 20:4, the intestine produced, however, 20:4-rich triacylglycerols that transported 80% of the chyle 20:4

  8. Complications and clinical outcome of salvage surgery after concurrent chemoradiotherapy for advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

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    Concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) is increasingly used in organ preservation for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), with surgery as second-line treatment for salvaging locoregional failure. The significance of post-CCRT salvage surgery, however, remains to be established. We report complications and clinical outcome in 34 salvage surgeries on 30 subjects with advanced HNSCC treated by docetaxel and cisplatin concurrent with conventional radiotherapy. Postoperative complications occurred in 9 (30%) subjects and 10 (29%) surgeries. There was no significant difference in complication incidence between salvage surgeries for persistent disease (7 of 19 cases, 37%) and those for recurrent disease (3 of 15 cases, 20%). Complication incidence in isolated neck dissection (6 of 21 cases, 29%) did not differ significantly from that in primary site resection (4 of 13 cases, 31%). Most frequent complications were dysphagia and skin flap necrosis, occurring in 5 subjects each. Three with dysphagia underwent percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, and two with skin flap necrosis led to pharyngocutaneous fistula, requiring pectoralis major myocutaneous flap repair. No carotid artery rupture or chyle fistula occurred. Overall 3-year survival after salvage surgery was 74% for persistent disease, and 87% for recurrent disease. Although post-CCRT salvage surgery harbors high risk of complication, it renders good survival and is recommendable for all whose disease is operable. (author)

  9. Octreotide for the Management of Chylothorax in newborns, case report

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    Reza Saeidi

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Chylothorax is the most common cause of pleural effusion in neonates. It is usually idiopathic. Neonatal chylothorax successfully respond to octreotide treatment and can reduce the duration of hospitalization. A number of therapeutic interventions have been used to reduce chyle production and promote resolution of a chylothorax. Initial management typically includes restriction or temporary cessation of enteral feedings. Enteral feedings high in medium-chain triglycerides (MCT or parenteral nutrition may be used. These strategies alone are not successful in all patients. In the last several years, octreotide has become another option for management of patients with chylothorax. octreotide has a number of effects on the gastrointestinal system, including a decrease in splanchnic blood flow and inhibition of serotonin, gastrin, vasoactive intestinal peptide, secretin, motilin, and pancreatic polypeptide. We report an infant who had spontaneous chylothorax with patent ductus arteriosus that was managed primarily as congenital heart disease. Our case was treated successfully with octreotide without the need to insertion of chest tube.

  10. Primary chylopericardium: report of a case.

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    Chiu, C H; Su, W J; Chang, J P; Chang, C H

    1993-05-01

    A 14-year-old girl was admitted due to exertional dyspnea of one month's duration. A grade 3/6 holosystolic murmur with distant heart sounds was heard at the left sternal border. Chest roentgenograms and echocardiograms showed a large amount of pericardial and left pleural effusion and a small perimembranous ventricular septal defect. Subxyphoid pericardial drainage and left pleural intubation were performed. The fluid from both sites was defined as chyle by the milky white appearance, presence of microscopic fat droplets and the lymphocyte predominance in the white cell count. Lymphangiograms and a chest computed tomographic scan demonstrated thoracic duct obstruction and leakage of contrast to pericardial and pleural spaces. The patient was treated with a medium chain triglyceride diet. Unfortunately, massive reaccumulation of the effusion was later noted. Therefore, a median sternotomy with ligation of the thoracic duct, creation of a posterior pericardio-pleural window and implantation of a left pleuro-peritoneal shunt with a Denver peritoneo-venous shunt were performed. Follow-up for one year with two-dimensional echocardiograms showed no more accumulation of the pericardial effusion. PMID:8104602

  11. Noninvasive evaluation of the swollen extremity: Experiences with 190 lymphoscintigraphic examinations

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    Gloviczki, P.; Calcagno, D.; Schirger, A.; Pairolero, P.C.; Cherry, K.J.; Hallett, J.W.; Wahner, H.W.

    1989-05-01

    Lymphoscintigraphy (LS), performed with technetium 99m-labeled antimony trisulfide colloid, was used as a noninvasive diagnostic examination to evaluate the lymphatic circulation in 190 extremities of 115 patients. Forty-six patients had primary lymphedema, 48 had secondary lymphedema, and 21 patients had other causes of limb swelling. To determine the value of LS in surgical decision making, preoperative and postoperative LS of 16 patients who underwent surgical repair of the lymphatic abnormality were studied separately. Semiquantitative evaluation of the lymphatic drainage and visual interpretation of the image patterns were reliable to differentiate lymphedema from edemas of other origin (sensitivity: 92%, specificity: 100%). Although certain image patterns were characteristic of either primary or secondary lymphedema, LS could not consistently differentiate between the two types. Episodes of cellulitis in lymphedema clearly delayed lymph transport. LS was helpful in patient selection and follow-up after lymphatic surgery, but it did not prove patency of lymphovenous anastomoses. It was diagnostic in the evaluation of lymphangiectasia and was used to document successful surgical treatment of reflux of chyle. LS is safe and reliable and has no side effects. It should replace contrast lymphangiography in the routine evaluation of the swollen extremity.

  12. Rapid Decline of Follicular Lymphoma-Associated Chylothorax after Low Dose Radiotherapy to Retroperitoneal Lymphoma Localization

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    Lien Van De Voorde

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Chylothorax is caused by disruption or obstruction of the thoracic duct or its tributaries that results in the leakage of chyle into the pleural space. A number of interventions have been used to treat chylothorax including the treatment of the underlying disease. Lymphoma is found in 70% of cases with nontraumatic malignant aetiology. Although patients usually have advanced lymphoma, supradiaphragmatic disease is not always present. We discuss the case of a 63-year-old woman presenting with progressive respiratory symptoms due to chylothorax. She was diagnosed with a stage IIE retroperitoneal grade 1 follicular lymphoma extending from the coeliac trunk towards the pelvic inlet. Despite thoracocentesis and medium-chain triglycerides (MCT, diet chylothorax reoccurred. After low dose radiotherapy (2×2 Gy to the abdominal lymphoma there was a marked decrease in lymphadenopathy at the coeliac trunk and a complete regression of the pleural fluid. In this case, radiotherapy was shown to be an effective nontoxic treatment option for lymphoma-associated chylothorax with long-term remission of pleural effusion.

  13. [Thoracic duct collaterals of lymphatic and pulmonary origin. Anatomy and chylothorax after pulmonary surgery].

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    Riquet, M; Hidden, G; Debesse, B

    1989-01-01

    Dye injection of lung segments reveals the existence of lymphatic drainage of the lungs generally into cervical venous confluents and more rarely into the arch of the thoracic duct in the neck and also occasionally into the thoracic duct in the mediastinum. Direct drainage of the lymph into the thoracic duct was observed in 10 cases out of a series of 589 injections of lung segments in adult cadavers. In one half of cases, the thoracic duct was injected from the left suprabronchial lymph node chain, the origin of the left recurrent chain, and in one quarter of cases from the lateral anteroposterior right major azygos and left azygo-aortic lymph node chains, not recognised by the classical authors. More rarely, direct lymphatic collaterals drained certain segments of the lower lobes into the thoracic duct via the triangular ligament. Analysis of cases of chylothorax occurring after lung resection and observed in the authors' department or in the literature reveals that most of them can be attributed to a chyle leak from one of these pulmonary lymph collaterals. These pathways are probably also involved in the development of medical or idiopathic chylothorax. PMID:2686514

  14. Noninvasive evaluation of the swollen extremity: Experiences with 190 lymphoscintigraphic examinations

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    Lymphoscintigraphy (LS), performed with technetium 99m-labeled antimony trisulfide colloid, was used as a noninvasive diagnostic examination to evaluate the lymphatic circulation in 190 extremities of 115 patients. Forty-six patients had primary lymphedema, 48 had secondary lymphedema, and 21 patients had other causes of limb swelling. To determine the value of LS in surgical decision making, preoperative and postoperative LS of 16 patients who underwent surgical repair of the lymphatic abnormality were studied separately. Semiquantitative evaluation of the lymphatic drainage and visual interpretation of the image patterns were reliable to differentiate lymphedema from edemas of other origin (sensitivity: 92%, specificity: 100%). Although certain image patterns were characteristic of either primary or secondary lymphedema, LS could not consistently differentiate between the two types. Episodes of cellulitis in lymphedema clearly delayed lymph transport. LS was helpful in patient selection and follow-up after lymphatic surgery, but it did not prove patency of lymphovenous anastomoses. It was diagnostic in the evaluation of lymphangiectasia and was used to document successful surgical treatment of reflux of chyle. LS is safe and reliable and has no side effects. It should replace contrast lymphangiography in the routine evaluation of the swollen extremity

  15. Radiographic imaging features of thoracic complications after pneumonectomy in oncologic patients

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    Purpose: The morbidity and mortality for pneumonectomy in patients has been reported to be as high as 24%. To determine if a subset of patients undergoing pneumonectomy for a malignancy would have similar complication rates and appearances, we performed a review of the radiographic findings of patients at our institution. Method: A retrospective review of a thoracic surgery database was performed at our institution for patients who underwent pneumonectomy between January 2001 and April 2004. All images were reviewed on the institutional patient archive communication system, by two experienced, fellowship trained, thoracic radiologists. Results: There were 144 patients (112 men and 32 women) with a mean age of 52 years (range 21–83 years). Of the 144 patients, thoracic complications were present in 52 (36%) patients consisting of pneumonia in 19 (13%), empyema/pleural space infection in 9 (6%), adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in 8 (6%), bronchopleural fistula in 7 (5%), gortex graft failure/organ herniation in 4 (3%), chylothorax/chyle leak in 2 (1%), pulmonary embolus in 2 (1%), pulmonary hemorrhage in 1 (<1%). Conclusion: In oncologic patients, post-pneumonectomy complications occur in over a third of patients and can be life threatening. The presentations are similar to other pneumonectomy patients and are often radiographically detectable. Therefore it is important for radiologist to be aware of the radiographic manifestations of these complications so that appropriate immediate treatment is instituted.

  16. Quilopericardio

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    Dr. Elliott Garita Jiménez

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available El quilopericardio es una entidad relativamente rara, inclusive para quienes nos dedicamos a tratar enfermos con patología del tórax. Generalmente existe una anomalía del conducto linfático o de sus tributarios, ya sea por neoplasias, o por lesiones. Estas últimas pueden ser civiles o iatrogénicas. En algunos pocos enfermos no se encuentra una causa clara y se les clasifica como de origen idiopático. El manejo inicial es mediante el drenaje y administración de dietas especiales, sin embargo un grupo de enfermos requiere cirugia que generalmente consiste en ligadura del conducto torácico. Presentamos 2 casos de pacientes con quilotórax, uno por linfangiomas y otro idiopático, ambos fueron finalmente intervenidos, evolucionando satisfactoriamente.Chylopericardium is an uncommon condition even for medical personnel dedicated to the treatment of chest diseases. Usually there is an anomaly of the thoracic duct or of its tributaries, causing leakage of chyle inside the pericardial sac. Benign or malignant neoplasms and a variety of injuries can either obstruct or damage this structure, although in few cases no apparent cause is found. Initially the patients are handled by drainage and special diets; however some must be subjected to thoracic duct ligature. We present herein the cases of 2 patients with chylopericardium, 1 caused by lymphangiomas and the other idiopathic in nature, both underwent surgery with good results.

  17. Unconventional Management of Chyloascites After Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication

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    Ospina, Karen A.; Lee, Earl H.; Rehring, Scott R.

    2012-01-01

    Background & Objectives: Chyloascites is a rare complication that can result from abdominal trauma, neoplasm, inflammatory conditions, or various abdominal surgeries. Few cases have been described secondary to iatrogenic injury from laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. We describe a case in which this surgery resulted in chyloascites that was successfully treated by lymphatic glue embolization. Methods: A 37-year-old male presented with signs and symptoms consistent with chronic reflux disease. He underwent an uneventful laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. Two weeks postoperatively, he was admitted for dehydration. During his admission, he began to develop a persistent cough, shortness of breath, and abdominal distention. Imaging and fluid analysis from thoracocentesis and paracentesis were consistent with chyle leakage. Despite nonoperative measures, the patient's presentation persisted. Results: Thoracic duct ligation was performed without success. Bipedal lymphangiography identified an extensive leak revealing a severely lacerated thoracic duct spilling contrast freely into the abdomen and no contrast entering the thoracic duct in the chest. The site of injury was successfully sealed off with percutaneous glue embolization through lymph channels. Conclusion: Chyloascites is a rare complication of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. When not successful with conservative measures, lymphatic glue embolization can provide effective treatment. PMID:23477184

  18. Quilotórax espontâneo associado a atividade física leve Spontaneous chylothorax associated with light physical activity

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    José Carlos Miranda Torrejais

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available O quilotórax ocorre quando há ruptura, laceração ou obstrução do ducto torácico, com liberação de quilo no espaço pleural. Pode acontecer em malformações linfáticas congênitas, linfomas, tumores de mediastino, doenças infecciosas, procedimentos cirúrgicos, traumas automobilísticos, ou ser idiopático. Apresenta sinais clínicos de dispnéia, hipotensão, edema generalizado e cianose. O diagnóstico geralmente é feito por toracocentese e o tratamento é conservador. O quilotórax espontâneo é uma condição incomum de derrame pleural, e somente é hipótese diagnóstica após a exclusão das demais causas. Descrevemos um caso de quilotórax espontâneo associado a atividade física leve em academia de ginástica.Chylothorax occurs when there is rupture, laceration or obstruction of the thoracic duct, resulting in the release of chyle into the pleural space. Chylothorax can occur in cases of congenital lymphatic malformation, lymphoma, mediastinal tumor and infectious disease, as well as during surgical procedures and after traffic accident-related trauma. It can also be idiopathic. The condition presents clinical signs of dyspnea, hypotension, generalized edema and cyanosis. The diagnosis is usually made through thoracocentesis, and the treatment is conservative. Spontaneous chylothorax is an uncommon form of pleural effusion, and its diagnosis should be hypothesized only after all other causes have been ruled out. Herein, we describe a case of spontaneous chylothorax associated with light physical activity at a fitness center.

  19. [Evaluation of Basic Performance of "Point Strip ferritin-3000" for Simple and Rapid Quantification of Serum Ferritin].

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    Shibusa, Kotoe; Hatayama, Mayumi; Toki, Yasumichi; Yamamoto, Masayo; Ito, Satoshi; Shindo, Motohiro; Fujiya, Mikihiro; Niizeki, Noriyasu; Tomoda, Yutaka; Kawai, Yuichi; Addo, Lynda; Ikuta, Katsuya

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    Serum ferritin is an excellent marker for total iron content in the body and is essential for the diagnosis of iron deficiency or iron overload. Recently, a simple and rapid method, which utilizes immunochromatography for the quantification of serum ferritin, was developed. However, the range of measurement in previous reagents was limited (10-500 ng/mL). This range is rather narrow and is not fully helpful for the diagnosis of iron overload which sometimes occurs as a result of prolonged transfusions, or for monitoring iron contents during iron chelation therapy against iron overload. In the present study we evaluated the basic performance of the newly developed "Point Strip ferritin-3000", which can measure serum ferritin in the range of 300-3,000 ng/mL. Coefficient of variation (CV) s of within and inter-day assays were in the ranges of 7.3-11.1% and 2.1-5.2%, respectively. Using 87 serum samples obtained from the patients with written informed consents, the correlation coefficient was calculated to be 0.93 compared to the control method. In addition, the quantification of serum ferritin by "Point Strip ferritin-3000" was not influenced by bilirubin, hemoglobin, chyle, rheumatoid factor, or ascorbic acid. From our data, "Point Strip ferritin-3000" is reliable reagent in the range of 300-3,000 ng/mL, and is therefore considered to be useful for the diagnosis of iron overload, as well as for monitoring iron contents during iron chelation therapy. In addition, this quantification method can be easily performed using a small desktop equipment without any special technique, making this system applicable for epidemiological surveys and clinical studies. PMID:27089653

  20. Chylous Ascites

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    Siva K Talluri

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Chylous ascites is the accumulation of milky chyle in the peritoneal cavity. Chylous ascites has been reported after surgeries like abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, radical gastrectomy, duodenectomy, nephrectomy and Wilm′s tumor resection. Our literature search did not reveal any reports of chylous ascites after a gastric ulcer resection. We report about an elderly woman with a rare complication of chylous ascites after an emergent surgery for a perforated gastric ulcer. Case Report : A 70-year-old woman developed sudden respiratory distress on 5 th post-operative day after an elective C3-C7 cervical discectomy and fusion. Her past medical history was significant for cervical spondylosis. The Computed Tomography (CT scan of the chest revealed air under the diaphragm suspicious for hollow viscus perforation. She underwent an emergent surgery for drainage of hematoma in the neck along with an emergent laparotomy to repair a large perforated gastric ulcer distal to the gastro-esophageal junction. The patient had worsening of abdominal distention on 4 th post-operative day. The CT scan of abdomen showed fluid collection in the abdomen. The abdominal drain revealed large amount of serous milky fluid at the rate of 1500 ml per day. The fluid analysis showed that the triglyceride level was 170 mg/dl and cholesterol level was 15 mg/dl. The fluid cultures did not grow any organism. She responded to treatment with octreotide and a diet of medium chain triglyceride oil. Conclusion: Any obstruction or damage to the lymphatic channels results in chylous ascites. Lymphomas, metastatic malignancies, and abdominal surgeries commonly cause chylous ascites. Ascitic fluid triglyceride level greater than 110 mg/dl is diagnostic of chylous ascites. Chylous ascites is a rare complication of a peptic ulcer resection which can be managed effectively with octreotide.

  1. Quilopericárdio idiopático primário: relato de caso Quilopericardio idiopático primario: informe de caso clínico Primary idiopathic chylopericardium: case report

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    Marcos Augusto de Moraes Silva

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O acúmulo de quilo no espaço pericárdico ou quilopericárdio é uma condição que, com maior frequência, ocorre após trauma, cirurgia cardíaca e torácica ou associado a tumores, tuberculose ou linfoangiomatose. Quando não é possível a identificação precisa da etiologia, o quilopericárdio é denominado primário ou idiopático. Essa é uma situação clínica rara. Descrevemos um caso em paciente do sexo feminino, com 20 anos de idade, tratada cirurgicamente. A propósito do caso, apresentamos breve revisão da literatura e comentários sobre quadro clínico, etiopatogenia, exames diagnósticos complementares e opções de tratamento.La acumulación de quilo en el espacio pericárdico o quilopericardio es una condición que con mayor frecuencia ocurre después de trauma, cirugía cardíaca y torácica o asociado a tumores, tuberculosis o linfoangiomatosis. Cuando no es posible la identificación precisa de la etiología, el quilopericardio se denomina primario o idiopático. Esta es una situación clínica rara. Describimos un caso en paciente del sexo femenino, con 20 años de edad, tratada quirúrgicamente. A propósito del caso, presentamos una breve revisión bibliográfica y comentarios sobre el cuadro clínico, la etiopatogenia, exámenes diagnósticos complementarios y opciones de tratamiento.The accumulation of chyle in the pericardial space, or chylopericardium, is a condition occurring most frequently after trauma, cardiac and thoracic surgery, or in association with tumors, tuberculosis or lymphangiomatosis. When its precise cause cannot be identified, it is called primary or idiopathic chylopericardium. This is a rare clinical entity. We report the case of a surgically treated 20-year-old female patient. A brief review of the literature and comments on the clinical presentation, etiopathogenesis, ancillary diagnostic tests and treatment options are also presented.

  2. Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (Waldmann's disease

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    Bellanger Jérôme

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (PIL is a rare disorder characterized by dilated intestinal lacteals resulting in lymph leakage into the small bowel lumen and responsible for protein-losing enteropathy leading to lymphopenia, hypoalbuminemia and hypogammaglobulinemia. PIL is generally diagnosed before 3 years of age but may be diagnosed in older patients. Prevalence is unknown. The main symptom is predominantly bilateral lower limb edema. Edema may be moderate to severe with anasarca and includes pleural effusion, pericarditis or chylous ascites. Fatigue, abdominal pain, weight loss, inability to gain weight, moderate diarrhea or fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies due to malabsorption may also be present. In some patients, limb lymphedema is associated with PIL and is difficult to distinguish lymphedema from edema. Exsudative enteropathy is confirmed by the elevated 24-h stool α1-antitrypsin clearance. Etiology remains unknown. Very rare familial cases of PIL have been reported. Diagnosis is confirmed by endoscopic observation of intestinal lymphangiectasia with the corresponding histology of intestinal biopsy specimens. Videocapsule endoscopy may be useful when endoscopic findings are not contributive. Differential diagnosis includes constrictive pericarditis, intestinal lymphoma, Whipple's disease, Crohn's disease, intestinal tuberculosis, sarcoidosis or systemic sclerosis. Several B-cell lymphomas confined to the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, jejunum, midgut, ileum or with extra-intestinal localizations were reported in PIL patients. A low-fat diet associated with medium-chain triglyceride supplementation is the cornerstone of PIL medical management. The absence of fat in the diet prevents chyle engorgement of the intestinal lymphatic vessels thereby preventing their rupture with its ensuing lymph loss. Medium-chain triglycerides are absorbed directly into the portal venous circulation and avoid lacteal overloading. Other

  3. Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (Waldmann's disease).

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    Vignes, Stéphane; Bellanger, Jérôme

    2008-01-01

    Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (PIL) is a rare disorder characterized by dilated intestinal lacteals resulting in lymph leakage into the small bowel lumen and responsible for protein-losing enteropathy leading to lymphopenia, hypoalbuminemia and hypogammaglobulinemia. PIL is generally diagnosed before 3 years of age but may be diagnosed in older patients. Prevalence is unknown. The main symptom is predominantly bilateral lower limb edema. Edema may be moderate to severe with anasarca and includes pleural effusion, pericarditis or chylous ascites. Fatigue, abdominal pain, weight loss, inability to gain weight, moderate diarrhea or fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies due to malabsorption may also be present. In some patients, limb lymphedema is associated with PIL and is difficult to distinguish lymphedema from edema. Exsudative enteropathy is confirmed by the elevated 24-h stool alpha1-antitrypsin clearance. Etiology remains unknown. Very rare familial cases of PIL have been reported. Diagnosis is confirmed by endoscopic observation of intestinal lymphangiectasia with the corresponding histology of intestinal biopsy specimens. Videocapsule endoscopy may be useful when endoscopic findings are not contributive. Differential diagnosis includes constrictive pericarditis, intestinal lymphoma, Whipple's disease, Crohn's disease, intestinal tuberculosis, sarcoidosis or systemic sclerosis. Several B-cell lymphomas confined to the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, jejunum, midgut, ileum) or with extra-intestinal localizations were reported in PIL patients. A low-fat diet associated with medium-chain triglyceride supplementation is the cornerstone of PIL medical management. The absence of fat in the diet prevents chyle engorgement of the intestinal lymphatic vessels thereby preventing their rupture with its ensuing lymph loss. Medium-chain triglycerides are absorbed directly into the portal venous circulation and avoid lacteal overloading. Other inconsistently effective

  4. Chylopericardium as a complication of cardiac surgery: Report of two cases and review of the literature

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    Velinović Miloš

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Chylopericardium refers to existing communication between the pericardial sac and the thoracic duct carrying the chyle. The objective of our report was to highlight the specificity of diagnosis and treatment of this rare but tedious condition through the analysis of two case reports. Male patient, aged 63 years, with chylopericardium was diagnosed perioperatively (implantation of artificial aortic - St. Jude No 21 and mitral valve - St. Jude No 29. Etiology of pericardial effusion was established by Sudan III staining of punctate specimen obtained by subxiphoid pericardial puncture. Probable cause of chylopericardium was the lesion of ductus thoracicus during cross-clamping of the superior caval vein with a Cooley clamp. Initial treatment included diet rich in medium-chain triglycerides which resulted in resolution of the effusion. During five-year follow-up, there were no recurrences of pericardial effusion. The second patient was female, 21 years old, with chylopericardium after partial pericardiectomy performed because of the chronic severely symptomatic pericardial effusion, resistant to other forms of treatment. Pericardiocentesis provided 650 ml of yellowish fluid with a high concentration of cholesterol (3.2 mmol/l, triglycerides (16.6 mmol/l, and proteins (64.7 g/l, which verified chylopericardium, most probably as a consequence of the lesion of ductus thoracicus during partial pericardiectomy. Diet rich in medium-chain triglycerides failed to decrease the effusion, after two weeks of treatment (daily secretion 250-350 ml. Lymphography revealed lesion of ductus thoracicus, most probably at Th9/Th10 level, with no direct visualization of extravasal accumulation of contrast media. Surgical ligation of ductus thoracicus was performed through the right thoracotomy. However, postoperative secretion increased to 1000 ml/day. Patient underwent redo surgery comprising the ligation of lymphatic vessels, guided by extravasation of intraoperatively

  5. Manejo nutricional en esofagectom a complicada por quilotrax Nutritional management of esophagectomy complicated by chylothorax

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    Lucía Llames

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available La nutrición perioperatoria en cirugía mayor del tracto digestivo es un pilar básico dentro de la terapéutica de estos pacientes; considerando que un elevado porcentaje presenta malnutrición en el periodo preoperatorio y que es bien conocida la correlación entre la ingesta preoperatoria inadecuada y la aparición de complicaciones. Se presenta a continuación un caso clínico de sexo femenino a quien se realizó esofagectomía, que evolucionó con quilotorax en postoperatorio; y se describe el manejo nutricional que se llevó a cabo. El quilotorax, que es una complicación poco frecuente, tiene una mortalidad no despreciable debido a que produce alteraciones nutricionales, inmunológicas y de los fluidos corporales. El tratamiento adecuado es controvertido. Los principios del tratamiento conservador son reducir el flujo de quilo, drenar la cavidad pleural, prevenir las complicaciones sépticas y aportar nutrición enteral con triglicéridos de cadena media que van directamente al sistema porta o nutrición parenteral.Perioperative nutrition in digestive tract surgery (esophagectomy is a basic pillar as regards therapeutic measures, considering a high percentage of affected patients have preoperative malnutrition and since the correlation between inadequate preoperative intake and postoperative complications is widely known. Chylothorax is an unusual complication; it has a considerable mortality rate due to nutritional, immunological and body fluids alterations. Although the appropriate treatment is controversial, traditional principles in this treatment consist in reducing chyle flow, draining the pleural cavity, preventing sepsis complications and providing enteral nutrition with medium chain triglycerides (MCT, which go directly to the portal system. Total parenteral nutrition is the option when oral/enteral nutrition has failed. In this paper, a clinical case is introduced where a woman had esophagectomy which evolved into chylothorax

  6. Alterations of intestinal mucosa structure and barrier function following traumatic brain injury in rats

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    Chun-Hua Hang; Ji-Xin Shi; Jie-Shou Li; Wei Wu; Hong-Xia Yin

    2003-01-01

    AIM: Gastrointestinal dysfunction is a common complication in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, the effect of traumatic brain injury on intestinal mucosa has not been studied previously. The aim of the current study was to explore the alterations of intestinal mucosa morphology and barrier function, and to determine how rapidly the impairment of gut barrier function occurs and how long it persists following traumatic brain injury.METHODS: Male Wistar rats were randomly divided into six groups (6 rats each group) including controls without brain injury and traumatic brain injury groups at hours 3,12, 24, and 72, and on day 7. The intestinal mucosa structure was detected by histopathological examination and electron microscopy. Gut barrier dysfunction was evaluated by detecting serum endotoxin and intestinal permeability. The level of serum endotoxin and intestinal permeability was measured by using chromogenic limulus amebocyte lysate and lactulose/mannitol (L/M) ratio, respectively.RESULTS: After traumatic brain injury, the histopathological alterations of gut mucosa occurred rapidly as early as 3 hours and progressed to a serious state, including shedding of epithelial cells, fracture of villi, focal ulcer, fusion of adjacent villi, dilation of central chyle duct, mucosal atrophy,and vascular dilation, congestion and edema in the villous interstitium and lamina propria. Apoptosis of epithelial cells,fracture and sparseness of microvilli, loss of tight junction between enterocytes, damage of mitochondria and endoplasm, were found by electron microscopy. The villous height, crypt depth and surface area in jejunum decreased progressively with the time of brain injury. As compared with that of control group (183.7±41.8 EU/L), serum endotoxin level was signnificantly increased at 3, 12, and 24 hours following TBI (434.8±54.9 EU/L, 324.2±61.7 EU/L and 303.3±60.2 EU/L, respectively), and peaked at 72 hours (560.5±76.2 EU/L), then declined on day 7

  7. 胸腹腔镜联合与常规三切口食管次全切除术治疗食管癌的比较研究%Comparison of thoracolaparoscopic and open three-field subtotal esophagectomy for esophageal cancer

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    刘宝兴; 李印; 秦建军; 张瑞祥; 刘先本; 孙海波; 刘士磊

    2012-01-01

    ),atelectasis (3.1% vs.10.5%,P<0.05),pleural effusion (3.1% vs.10.5%,P<0.05),acute respiratory distress (1.0% vs.7.6%,P<0.05) and arrhvthmia (4.1% vs.12.4%,P<0.05).No significant differences were observed in the number of lymph node harvested,operative time,anastomotic leak,thoracic abscess,chyle chest,re-laparotony,re-thoracotomy,vocal cord paralysis,renal failure,gastric emptying,and mortality (all P>0.05).Conclusion Thoracolaparoscopic subtotal esophagectomy is technically feasible and safe and is associated with less blood loss,less cadiopulmonary complication,and shorter hospital stay.