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Refractory Chylous Ascites after Living Donor Liver Transplantation Treated with Direct Percutaneous Embolization of Inguinal Lymphatic System: A Case Report

Author(s): Vinayak Nikam, Kanchan Motwani, Nidhi Nair, Leena Tayshete, Gordhan Sangani, Preetha Joshi, Somnath Chattopadhyay

Infection, trauma, cancer, or abdominal surgery can all induce chylous ascites. Chylous ascites (CA) following liver transplantation is extremely rare. The case we present here is of a patient who developed chylous ascites after a liver transplant and was treated with a combination of modalities before being resolved by lipiodol embolization of a lymphatic leak identified on fluorescent lymphangiography.

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