Published in Blood Weekly, June 18th, 2009
"The first symptoms were high ventilation pressure, an elevated diaphragm, and abdominal distention. The patient was treated conservatively with drainage and total parenteral nutrition and given tube feeding without long-chain triglycerides. Unfortunately, the patient died of sepsis on day 25. Chylous ascites is an unusual complication of retroperitoneal surgery. Abdominal paracentesis is a simple means to confirm the diagnosis. Initial...
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