Tennessee Medicine E-Journal


Chylous ascites is characterized by the accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the peritoneal cavity. The most common causes of chylous ascites in developed countries are abdominal malignancy, lymphatic abnormalities, and cirrhosis; but tuberculosis and filariasis accounts for the majority of cases in developing countries. We report a case of chylous ascites caused by alcoholic liver cirrhosis controlled by octreotide.