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November 1975

Chylous Ascites: Manifestation of the Battered Child Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, Pensacola, Fla. Dr Boysen is now with the Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(11):1338-1339. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120480054013

• A child had chylous ascites and other findings suggestive of child abuse. He had a spontaneous remission, with conservative therapy. A lymphangiogram showed the area of leakage into the peritoneal cavity. The discussion includes a brief review of literature on chylous ascites.

(Am J Dis Child 129:1338-1339, 1975)

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