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Unusual presentation of a man with recurrent chylous ascites

Abstract

We describe an interesting case of a 77-year-old man presenting with refractory chylous ascites of unknown aetiology. After extensive diagnostic workup, unifying diagnosis of an intriguing condition of yellow nail syndrome was reached. This case is unusual as it describes a rare cause of chylous ascites in this age group. Despite refractory ascites and the need for recurrent paracentesis, this patient has a good prognosis with no significant impact on overall mortality.

  • gastroenterology
  • general practice / family medicine
  • medical management

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