Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011 Oct; 44(05) 377-379
Chylopericardium Secondary to Lymphangiomyoma −A case report−
Seongmin Ko, M.D.*, Yang-Haeng Lee, M.D.*, Kwang-Hyun Cho, M.D.*, Young-Chul Yoon, M.D.*, Il-Yong Han, M.D.*, Kyung-Taek Park, M.D.*, Soo-Jin Jung, M.D.**
*Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Pusan Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, **Department of Pathology, Pusan Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University
Chylopericardium is a rare disease entity characterized by the accumulation of chylous fluid in the pericardial sac. It usually arises from mediastinal neoplasms, thrombosis of the subclavian vein, tuberculosis, nonsurgical trauma, thoracic or cardiac surgery. The spectrum of symptoms for chylopericardium varies from an incidental finding of cardiomegaly to dyspnea, upper abdominal discomfort, cough, chest pain, palpitation, fatigue. However, most of the patients are asymptomatic. The main purpose of treatment of chylopericardium is the prevention of cardiac tamponade and prevention of metabolic, nutritional, and immunological compromise due to chyle leak. Here, we report a case of chylopercardium secondary to lymphangiomyoma with review of the literature.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011 Oct; 44(05) 377-379
Keyword : 1. Thorax, 2. Chylopericardium, 3. Lymphangioma, 4. Secondary