Chylous ascites is an uncommon entity with variable causes and rarely arises from portal vein thrombosis. This is a case report of chylous ascites caused by idiopathic portal vein thrombosis that was refractory to medical therapy and shunt surgery, which showed an impressive response to treatment with subcutaneous octreotide. We review the literature on chylous ascites with particular reference to the role of somatostatin analogs in the management of this rare condition.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia)|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
- Chylous ascites
- Portal vein thrombosis