Chylous ascites complicating pediatric renal transplantation
Pediatric Nephrology, 03/30/2012
Riar S et al. – The authors describe the presentation, clinical course and management of two patients, a 7–year–old boy and 2.5–year–old girl, who experienced Chylous ascites (CA) following intraperitoneal renal transplantation. These case descriptions highlight the challenges of optimizing nutrition while controlling chylous output. The authors also review some of the risk factors associated with CA and draw attention to the consideration of this diagnosis in any renal transplant recipient with post–operative abdominal distention and ascites.