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CHYLOPERICARDIUM: A CASE REPORT DEMONSTRATING UTILITY OF LYMPHOGRAPHY COMBINED WITH 3D COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY FOR CORRECTIVE SURGICAL TREATMENT USING VATS

Authors
  • GM Rosa
  • C Campisi
  • F Boccardo
  • U Dorighi
  • A Parodi
  • L Molinari
  • S Spinaci
  • S Dessalvi
  • C Brunelli
  • CC Campisi

Abstract

We present a case of a 58 year-old woman with primary chylopericardium associated with chylothorax. Chylopericardium is a condition in which chylous fluid containing a high concentration of triglycerides accumulates in the pericardial cavity, and it can form for many different reasons. 3D computed tomography with lymphography precisely depicted the specific location of the lymphatic leak in this patient, which was successfully repaired using targeted video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS).

Keywords: chylopericardium, lymphography, video assisted thoracoscopic repair, lymphatic dysplasia, computed tomography

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Rosa, G. & Campisi, C. & Boccardo, F. & Dorighi, U. & Parodi, A. & Molinari, L. & Spinaci, S. & Dessalvi, S. & Brunelli, C. & Campisi, C., (2014) “CHYLOPERICARDIUM: A CASE REPORT DEMONSTRATING UTILITY OF LYMPHOGRAPHY COMBINED WITH 3D COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY FOR CORRECTIVE SURGICAL TREATMENT USING VATS”, Lymphology 47(1), 40-43.

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Published on
07 Aug 2014
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