Tag Archives: Hepatology
Cloudy, amber, ascitic fluid had a triglyceride level of 375 mg/dL. A level >200 mg/dL is consistent with chylous ascites.1

When Appearance Is Everything: Chylous Ascites

The patient had numerous bouts of ascites, but this time the fluid’s color and composition heralded a new and ominous diagnosis. A 75-year-old woman with cirrhosis secondary to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis was admitted with abdominal pain. Her medical history also included coronary artery bypass grafting, congestive heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction of 40%, chronic […]

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