Chylous ascites specifically after anterior resection for rectal cancer has not been documented in the literature thus far. All previously reported postoperative chylous ascites developed in other types of malignancies and were diagnosed within a few days of surgery. However, the patient we report had symptoms 2 years after surgery. Intraoperatively, chylous ascites was found with multiple lymph node metastasis in the small bowel mesentery and retroperitoneal region. The rarity of chylous ascites after anterior resection in rectal carcinoma is documented and discussed. © 2006 Elsevier. All rights reserved.
Chan, K. Y., Teoh, C. M., & Sukumar, N. (2006). Chylous ascites after anterior resection for rectal carcinoma: A rare but significant incident. Asian Journal of Surgery, 29(1), 46–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1015-9584(09)60295-5