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OBJECTIVE: To analyze the different treatments for postoperative chylous fistulae.
METHODS: A literature review of the main treatments for postoperative chylous fistula, providing our initial experience of two cases of patients with postsurgical chylorrea, with conservative treatment.
RESULTS: There is very limited experience in the treatment of chylous ascites. According to the literature reviewed, Octreotide (somatostatin analogue) can be used, to decrease fistula output. Both our cases cases were treated successfully with subcutaneous octreotide, with drain debit decrease in about 3 days.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of octreotide appears to be an effective treatment in the management of chylous fistulae, and it is suggested by some authors as first-line treatment in the management of these, thus decreasing the complications that can appear due to chyle loss.
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