Orphanet: Chylous ascites

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Chylous ascites

Disease definition

Chylous ascites is a rare form of ascites caused by accumulation of lymph in the peritoneal cavity, usually due to intra-abdominal malignancy, liver cirrhosis or abdominal surgery complications, and present with painless but progressive abdominal distension, dyspnea and weight gain.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: I89.8
  • OMIM: 208300
  • UMLS: C0008732
  • MeSH: D002915
  • GARD: 1359
  • MedDRA: 10003446
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