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Development of chylous ascites in an infant with ventricular septal defect: a case report

  • Yoshio Ootaki (a1), George R. Verghese (a2) and Ross M. Ungerleider (a1)


This case report describes chylous ascites associated with a CHD in a 4-month-old infant. Although atraumatic chylous ascites are a rare clinical finding, the recognition and treatment of chylous ascites influence the timing of cardiac surgery.


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Correspondence to: Y. Ootaki, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, United States of America. Tel: 336 716 1380; Fax: 336 716 1295; E-mail:


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