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Recurrent chylopericardium
  1. Prabhavathi Bhat1,
  2. Rajiv Ananthakrishna1,
  3. Arunkumar Panneerselvam1,
  4. Sachin Dhareppa Yalagudri1,
  5. Prasanna Simha Mohan Rao2,
  6. Manjunath C Nanjappa1
  1. 1Cardiology Department, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  2. 2Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Department, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Arunkumar Panneerselvam, drparun1976{at}gmail.com

Summary

A 19-year-old male presented with recurrent episodes of pericardial effusion. On evaluation, he was diagnosed to have idiopathic chylous effusion. As there was persistent pericardial collection, chemical pericardiodesis was done. Following pericardiodesis, there was no recurrence of pericardial effusion. Chemical pericardiodesis may be an effective treatment option for recurrent, idiopathic chylopericardium.

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