Chylous Ascites After a Living-Donor Liver Graft, Effectively Treated in a Child With Octreotide


Aksu A. U. , Demirtas Z., EĞRİTAŞ GÜRKAN Ö. , DALGIÇ B. , Sozen H., DALGIÇ A.

EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, vol.12, pp.173-174, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.6002/ect.25liver.p48
  • Title of Journal : EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.173-174

Abstract

Chylous ascites after a liver transplant is a rare complication of surgery. We report a 11-month-old girl with biliary atresia who was presented with chylous ascites after a liver transplant. On the seventh day after surgery, while being fed, chylous ascites was observed. Besides fasting and diuretics, total parenteral nutrition and somatostatin analogue (octreotide) were initiated. Chylous ascites resolved in 3 weeks. Abdominal distention recurred 1 week later; fasting and total parenteral nutrition, combined with octreotide, were administered again for 2 more weeks. Thereafter, enteral feeding was started without any complications.