Chylous Ascites due to Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Fernandes, Ricardo Jorge Gonçalves and Leite, Márcia and Cochicho, Joana and Veríssimo, Rafaela and Oliveira, Agripino (2018) Chylous Ascites due to Mantle Cell Lymphoma. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 5 (6). ISSN 2284-2594

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Chylous ascites is rare and results in accumulation of lymph in the abdominal cavity, due to several mechanisms. The ascitic liquid is milky because of the high concentration of triglycerides (>200 mg/dl). The higher incidence compared to the past is explained by increased survival of patients with cancer and more aggressive surgery. We describe the case of an 87-year-old man admitted to the geriatric ward due to general oedema, chylous ascites and loss of weight, explained by mantle cell lymphoma.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chylous ascites, ascites, mantle cell lymphoma
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 11:05
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2018 11:05

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