STEPHEN V. SAVRAN; ROBERT A. RATSHIN; JAMES H. SHIRLEY; STANLEY M. NAGUWA; LAWRENCE GOODMAN
We report idiopathic chylopericardium in a physically active, asymptomatic 29-year-old man. Preoperative diagnosis was made by external cardiac imaging after oral administration of 131l-labeled triolein. To our knowledge this is the first report of preoperative noninvasive diagnosis of chylopericardium. After open drainage and pericardial biopsy, the patient is asymptomatic without recurrence after 8 months.
SAVRAN SV, RATSHIN RA, SHIRLEY JH, NAGUWA SM, GOODMAN L. Idiopathic Chylopericardium: 131 I-Triolein Scan for Noninvasive Diagnosis. Ann Intern Med. ;82:663–665. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-5-663
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(5):663-665.
Cardiology, Pericardial Disease.
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