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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 101-104

Acute chylous peritonitis: Report of a case and literature review

1 Department of Surgery, Hail General Hospital, Hail, Saudi Arabia
2 Medical Intern, College of Medicine, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Khulaif K Alanazi
Medical Intern, Collage of Medicine, University of Hail, Hail
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ssj.ssj_5_19

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Acute chylous peritonitis is an extensively rare condition; chylous ascites may result from many pathological conditions, including congenital defects of the lymphatic system, trauma, peritoneal infections, and malignant neoplasms. In most cases, the presence of tenderness and rebound leads the patients to be misdiagnosed with acute appendicitis. In our case, the preoperative diagnosis was perforated acute appendicitis.

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