Acute chylous ascites mimicking acute appendicitis in a patient with pancreatitis

Emily Kristen Smith, Edmund Ek, Daniel Croagh, Lavinia A. Spain, Stephen Farrell

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Abstract

We report a case of acute chylous peritonitis mimicking acute appendicitis in a man with acute on chronic pancreatitis. Pancreatitis, both acute and chronic, causing the development of acute chylous ascites and peritonitis has rarely been reported in the English literature. This is the fourth published case of acute chylous ascites mimicking acute appendicitis in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4849-4852
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume15
Issue number38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chylous ascites
  • Pancreatitis

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