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.
- Chylous ascites
- Lymphatic maldevelopment
- Sudan III
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health