Chylorrhea refers to the extracorporeal loss of chyle. In patients with complex lymphangiectasia involving the lymphatic vessels, who clinically present with chylous reflux resulting in lymph-chylous edema of the external genitalia and lower limbs, chylorrhea can often occur due to lymphostatic warts located on the scrotum, inguino-perineal region, or lower limbs. It differs from common lymphorrhea because the fluid excreted has a milky appearance and is not simply serous. This differentiation is often very useful in clinical differential diagnosis to distinguish between true lymphedema and lymph-chylous edema without the use of specific diagnostic procedures such as lymphography. 

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