A Massive Chylous Ascites With Severe Morbidity After Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy and Successful Treatment With Total Parenteral Nutrition and Octreotide.

A Massive Chylous Ascites With Severe Morbidity After Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy and Successful Treatment With Total Parenteral Nutrition and Octreotide. Exp Clin Transplant. 2019 Oct 11;: Authors: Zomorrodi A, Farshi A Abstract Kidney transplant is a choice option for treatment of chronic kidney failure because it is associated with cost-effective and normal quality of life. To increase the number of living kidney donors, laparoscopic and minimal invasive modalities have been introduced. Here, we present a case of a living donor with an extremely rare complication after laparoscopic donor nephrectomy that presented as massive chylous ascites. Kidney donor operation can be performed with the use of 3 modalities: traditional open, laparoscopic, and open with minimally invasive. All 3 modalities may be associated with some complications, including wound infection, hemorrhaging, and deep vein thrombosis. With regard to rare complications of chylous ascites after laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, few cases have been reported. To our knowledge, only 5 such cases have been reported thus far. Our patient, a 29-year-old male donor, received left donor nephrectomy via laparoscopy and was discharged 4 days later in good condition and without any problems. However, 3 weeks later, he presented with abdominal pain. During evaluation, massive ascites in the abdomen was observed and he was hospitalized. Abdominal paracentesis was performed and chylous ascites was dia...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

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