Neonatal Med.  2019 Nov;26(4):213-217. 10.5385/nm.2019.26.4.213.

Successful Treatment in a Newborn Infant with Chylous Ascites and Chylous Hydrocele

  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea.


Chyle only occurs in the peritoneal cavity or around the pericardium through damage to the lymph nodes or improper drainage of the lymph and is characterized by a colostrum-like color and being rich in triglyceride. We encountered a case of a newborn infant with abdominal distention and further diagnosed chylous ascites and hydrocele by inspecting and analyzing the fluid obtained from the abdominal cavity and scrotum. Additionally, a lymphoscintigraphy was performed, which showed a decrease in the uptake of radioactive isotopes in the left iliac nodes and a delayed appearance. Here, we report a case of chyle diagnosed through puncture analysis and its subsequent successful treatment.


Chylous hydrocele; Lymphoscintigraphy; Congenital lymphatic dysplasia
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