Neonatal Med.  2019 Nov;26(4):213-217. 10.5385/nm.2019.26.4.213.

Successful Treatment in a Newborn Infant with Chylous Ascites and Chylous Hydrocele

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea. 0101turtle@gmail.com

Abstract

Chyle only occurs in the peritoneal cavity or around the pericardium through damage to the lymph nodes or improper drainage of the lymph and is characterized by a colostrum-like color and being rich in triglyceride. We encountered a case of a newborn infant with abdominal distention and further diagnosed chylous ascites and hydrocele by inspecting and analyzing the fluid obtained from the abdominal cavity and scrotum. Additionally, a lymphoscintigraphy was performed, which showed a decrease in the uptake of radioactive isotopes in the left iliac nodes and a delayed appearance. Here, we report a case of chyle diagnosed through puncture analysis and its subsequent successful treatment.

Keyword

Chylous hydrocele; Lymphoscintigraphy; Congenital lymphatic dysplasia

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Cavity
Chyle
Chylous Ascites*
Drainage
Humans
Infant, Newborn*
Lymph Nodes
Lymphoscintigraphy
Pericardium
Peritoneal Cavity
Punctures
Radioisotopes
Scrotum
Triglycerides
Radioisotopes
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