Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 175--177

Congenital chylous ascites treated successfully with MCT-Based formula and octreotide


Radheshyam Purkait, Ashis Saha, Isita Tripathy, Birendranath Roy 
 Department of Paediatric Medicine, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Radheshyam Purkait
Department of Paediatric Medicine, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata - 700 014, West Bengal
India

Medium chain triglyceride (MCT)-based diet, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and repeated paracentesis are considered as supportive management for congenital chylous ascites (CCA). TPN is considered where therapy with oral MCT is poorly tolerated by the patient especially young infant with unstable hemodynamic. Surgery is recommended when medical therapy fails. Herein, we report a 2΍-month-old infant with CCA, treated successfully with octreotide intravenous infusion after the initial failure to response to conventional conservative therapy with MCT-enriched formula and paracentesis.


How to cite this article:
Purkait R, Saha A, Tripathy I, Roy B. Congenital chylous ascites treated successfully with MCT-Based formula and octreotide.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2014;19:175-177


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Purkait R, Saha A, Tripathy I, Roy B. Congenital chylous ascites treated successfully with MCT-Based formula and octreotide. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Feb 28 ];19:175-177
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