Successful treatment of large abdominal lymphatic malformations and chylous ascites with intra-abdominal lymphovenous anastomosis

Ryohei Ishiura, Kohei Mitsui, Kanako Danno, Chihena Hansini Banda, Mikihiro Inoue, Mitsunaga Narushima

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Abstract

Large abdominal lymphatic malformations (LMs) are rare and may occasionally cause life-threatening illness, especially when they involve the central lymphatic system, lumbar trunks, cisterna chyli, thoracic duct, and their major tributaries, forming complex lymphatic anomalies. These LMs are often accompanied by chylous leak in various locations, and treatment remains challenging. We report a case of large abdominal LM with chylous ascites, protein-losing enteropathy, vaginal chylous leak, and lower limb lymphedema successfully treated with microsurgical intra-abdominal lymphovenous anastomosis and discuss the technical details of the procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-503
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 03-2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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