Postoperative chylous ascites: Increased scrotal volume as 'alarm bell'

Maria Pia de Carolis, Iliana Bersani, Paola Sindico, Francesca Paola Fusco, Simonetta Costa, Serafina Lacerenza, Costantino Romagnoli

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Chylous ascites has been reported only rarely as a possible consequence of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) surgical treatment. The present report regards a case of chylous ascites that developed after surgical treatment of CDH and was interestingly anticipated by increased scrotal volume. The aim was to alert neonatologists and pediatric surgeons about the potential usefulness of this clinical sign as a precocious alarm bell for chylous ascites development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-647
Number of pages3
JournalTurkish Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Chylous ascites
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Neonate
  • References
  • Scrotal volume

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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