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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 13. No. 2, 2008

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2008;13:130-134

Case Report

Successful Treatment of Neonatal Idiopathic Chylous Ascites with Total Parenteral Nutrition and Somatostatin

Y Huang, H Xu


In this paper we report a case of neonatal chylous ascites the diagnosis of which was made by lymphoscintigraphy and exclusion of all other organic diseases. Initial treatment with skimmed milk feeding was not effective, hence repeated abdominal paracentesis was required to relieve the distension. Total parenteral nutrition combined with intravenous somatostatin eventually resulted in long-term remission.

Keyword : Chylous ascites; Somatostatin

Abstract in Chinese


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