Isolated primary chylopericardium


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Yuksel M., Yildizeli B. , Zonuzi F., Batirel H. F.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY, cilt.12, sa.2, ss.319-321, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s1010-7940(97)00126-7
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.319-321

Özet

Isolated primary chylopericardum is known to be a rare clinical entity. A 17-year-old girl was diagnosed as isolated primary chylopericardium. She was unresponsive to conservative treatment with pericardial tube drainage and medium chain triglyceride diet. At 2 weeks after the conservative treatment, ligation and resection of the thoracic duct with establishment of a pericardial window through a left thoracotomy was performed. At 6 months, follow-up showed no accumulation of the pericardial fluid. This case also supports that ligation and resection of the thoracic duct with establishment of a pericardial window is the treatment of choice in isolated primary chylopericardium. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.