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
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.