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).
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Computed tomography
- Lymphatic dysplasia
- Video assisted thoracoscopic repair
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy