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Octreotide therapy: a new horizon in treatment of iatrogenic chyloperitoneum
  1. C Bhatia,
  2. U Pratap,
  3. Z Slavik
  1. Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, Paediatric Surgical Unit, Harefield Hospital, Harefield, Middlesex UB9 6JH, UK
  1. Dr Slavikzslavik{at}


Chyloperitoneum is a rare and challenging complication of abdominal surgery. We report a case of iatrogenic chyloperitoneum. Infusion of octreotide, a somatostatin analogue, together with total parenteral nutrition followed by medium chain triglyceride diet resulted in rapid resolution of chyloperitoneum. We believe this to be the first report of successful use of octreotide in iatrogenic chyloperitoneum in a child.

  • chyloperitoneum
  • octreotide
  • abdominal surgery

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