Preoperative administration of Sudan III and successful treatment of persistent chylous ascites in a neonate

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Congenital chylous ascites is a rare entity, and surgical treatment is confined to selected intractable cases. We report 2 cases of refractory congenital chylous ascites successfully treated with preoperative administration of lipophilic dye (Sudan III) followed by abdominal systematic surgical exploration, cauterization, and fibrin glue application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)994-997
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2011



  • Chylous ascites
  • Lymphatic maldevelopment
  • Sudan III

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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