Chylous ascites caused by portal vein thrombosis treated with octreotide

Rupert W L Leong*, Anthony K. House, Gary P. Jeffrey

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1211-1213
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia)
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Chyloperitoneum
  • Chylous ascites
  • Octreotide
  • Portal vein thrombosis


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