Journal article

Acute chylous ascites mimicking acute appendicitis in a patient with pancreatitis

Emily K Smith, Edmund Ek, Daniel Croagh, Lavinia A Spain, Stephen Farrell

WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY | BAISHIDENG PUBLISHING GROUP INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

We report a case of acute chylous peritonitis mimicking acute appendicitis in a man with acute on chronic pancreatitis. Pancreatitis, both acute and chronic, causing the development of acute chylous ascites and peritonitis has rarely been reported in the English literature. This is the fourth published case of acute chylous ascites mimicking acute appendicitis in the literature.

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