Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt for chylous ascites in a patient with recurrent cirrhosis following liver transplantation

Jason Salsamendi, Francisco J. Gortes, Prasoon P. Mohan, Ji Fan, Govindarajan Narayanan

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Chylous ascites (CA) is the extravasation of lipid-rich lymphatic fluid into the peritoneal space following trauma or obstruction of the lymphatic system. Refractory cases of cirrhosis-related CA may be amendable to transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting (TIPS). We present a case of TIPS in the setting of refractory CA secondary to cirrhosis of a transplanted liver graft. Following TIPS, the patient reported immediate improvement in abdominal pain and no longer requires paracentesis. Our case suggests TIPS to be a safe and effective treatment option for CA in liver transplant patients with cirrhosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-86
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017



  • Chylous ascites
  • Cirrhosis
  • TIPS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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