Chylopericardium: A case report demonstrating utility of lymphography combined with 3D computed tomography for corrective surgical treatment using VATS

Gian Marco Rosa, C. Campisi, F. Boccardo, U. Dorighi, A. Parodi, L. Molinari, S. Spinaci, S. Dessalvi, C. Brunelli, C. C. Campisi

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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).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-43
Number of pages4
JournalLymphology
Volume47
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Chylopericardium
  • Computed tomography
  • Lymphatic dysplasia
  • Lymphography
  • Video assisted thoracoscopic repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Hematology

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