Chyloperitoneum with collateral lymphatic drainage involving abdominal skin

Dig Dis Sci. 1987 Jun;32(6):660-4. doi: 10.1007/BF01296168.


A 58-year-old man with poorly differentiated lymphoma and chyloperitoneum, who developed periumbilical white vesicular skin lesions, is presented. These skin lesions represent collateral lymphatic drainage pathways for the chyloperitonium as evidenced by drainage of chylous fluid from these lesions and communication with the peritoneum as demonstrated by intraperitoneal 99mTc sulfur colloid injection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen*
  • Chylous Ascites / complications*
  • Chylous Ascites / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Lymph Nodes / physiopathology
  • Lymphatic Diseases / complications*
  • Lymphatic Diseases / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Peritoneum
  • Skin Diseases / etiology*
  • Skin Diseases / physiopathology