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  • Francine Blei


Chylorrhea (“Chyle leak”) occurs when chyle (see Table 54.1), a milky, triglyceride-rich liquid, extravasates, most commonly into the peritoneal cavity (chylous ascites) or ­pleural space (chyloperitoneum). Chyle leakage can also result in chyluria (chyle in the urine), chyloptysis (chyle in the sputum), chylopericardium, or cutaneous chyle leakage.


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Thoracic Duct Factor Xiii Chylous Ascites Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francine Blei
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  1. 1.Vascular Birthmark InstituteRoosevelt HospitalNew YorkUSA

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