Idiopathic Chylopericardium: A case Report and Breif Review of Literature


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how to cite: Idiopathic Chylopericardium: A case Report and Breif Review of Literature. Int J Cardio Pract. 2022;4(3):e130559. doi: 10.29252/ijcp-25695.


Chylopericardium is the accumulation of chylous fluid in the pericardial space. Many etiologies can be found and the treatment depends on the etiology and remains unclear. This rare entity needs some tests to determine its causes. Diagnosis is based on many tools; the pericardial biopsy puncture and lymphoscintigraphy are the most important ones. The treatment requires low fat diet, lipid lowering therapy and surgery in some cases. We here report the first case in the IBN ROCHD university hospital��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������


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