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glossary:chylous_ascites [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||1. presence in the peritoneal cavity of a milky fluid containing suspended [[triglycerides]], ordinarily caused by an obstruction or [[glossary:trauma|injury]] of the [[thoracic duct]] or [[cisterna chyli]].|
|+||Synonyms: ascites adiposus, chyliform ascites, chyloperitoneum, fatty ascites, milky ascites |