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CHYLOPERICARDIUM: A RARE CAUSE OF PERICARDIAL EFFUSION

Authors
  • C Fruehwald
  • H Weber
  • E Mannheimer
  • M Klicpera
  • O Pachinger
  • M Gemeiner
  • H Imhof
  • F Kaindl

Abstract

A 21 year old man presented with asymptomatic, isolated chylopericardium. Despite echocardiography, radionuclide-angiography, computer tomography, and chemical analysis of the chylous effusion, the etiology remained obscure. After patent blue dye infusion into peripheral soft tissues, the appearance of coloring material in the effusion at 4 hours suggested direct communication of the pericardium with an apparently large thoracic duct. Fifteen months later, cardiomegaly persists in site of medium-chain triglyceride dietary restriction.

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Fruehwald, C., Weber, H., Mannheimer, E., Klicpera, M., Pachinger, O., Gemeiner, M., Imhof, H. & Kaindl, F., (1984) “CHYLOPERICARDIUM: A RARE CAUSE OF PERICARDIAL EFFUSION”, Lymphology 17(3), 89-94.

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21 Jul 1984
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