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A milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fat extracted from chyme by the lacteals during digestion and passed to the bloodstream through the thoracic duct.

[French, from Late Latin chȳlus, from Greek khūlos, juice; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

chy·la′ceous (kī-lā′shəs), chy′lous (kī′ləs) adj.
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Adj.1.chylous - consisting of chyle or having the properties of chyle


a. quiloso-a, que contiene quilo o de la naturaleza de éste.
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Chyloptysis, chyluria, chylous pericardial effusion, pneumoperitoneum, acute abdomen, and lymphedema have also been described.
This is why chylous fistulas can occasionally be seen with right neck dissections.
sup][37] Placement of a drainage tube after surgery is essential for preventing chylous ascites.
Patients with LAM usually develop progressive dyspnea, recurrent pneumothorax, chylous collections and occasionally hemoptysis.
The gross description of the specimen is also a desirable component of the report because it yields useful diagnostic information (eg, milky fluid is a key to identifying chylous effusions).
They can contain hemorrhagic, serous, chylous, or infected fluid.
Cyst cavity was opened and chylous fluid drained, enucleation of the cyst was tried but was not found to be feasible hence marsupialization of the cyst was done, abdomen was closed in layers.
3] Rokitansky described a chylous cystic angioma in 1842,[4] and Wernher coined the term cystic hygroma in 1843.
LAM cell clusters (LCCs), which are postulated pathologically to be generated by lymphangiogenesis-mediated fragmentation and subsequent shedding into the lymphatic circulation, are observed in both chylous effusion and LAM-associated lymphatics within LAM tissue specimens.
Whether there were other postoperative complications (incision bleeding, infection, effusion, hoarseness, irritating cough while drinking water, chylous fistula and toxic or allergic reactions caused by injecting tracers) was also observed.
Pulmonary vein occlusion causes pulmonary hemorrhage, which causes chylothorax and chylous ascites.