The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2010 , Vol 52 , Num 6
Postoperative chylous ascites: increased scrotal volume as "alarm bell"
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy De Carolis MP, Bersani I, Sindico P, Fusco FP, Costa S, Lacerenza S, Romagnoli C. Postoperative chylous ascites: increased scrotal volume as "alarm bell". Turk J Pediatr 2010;52: 645-647.

Chylous ascites has been reported only rarely as a possible consequence of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) surgical treatment. The present report regards a case of chylous ascites that developed after surgical treatment of CDH and was interestingly anticipated by increased scrotal volume. The aim was to alert neonatologists and pediatric surgeons about the potential usefulness of this clinical sign as a precocious "alarm bell" for chylous ascites development. Keywords : chylous ascites, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, scrotal volume, neonate

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