Case report: chylous ascites and carcinoid tumors: possible association of two rare disorders.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Three cases of chylous ascites are reported in a series of 275 patients with carcinoid tumor. All three patients had diarrhea and elevated serotonin production. The literature is reviewed and the possible causes of the chylous ascites are discussed. It is suggested that a history of clinically significant diarrhea in a patient with chylous ascites should lead to biochemical tests for carcinoid tumors.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mortensen, RM; Medoff, J; Feldman, JM

Published Date

  • October 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 296 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 272 - 274

PubMed ID

  • 3195623

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9629

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9629(15)40870-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States