Treatment of cardiac tamponade due to isolated chylopericardium following open heart surgery.

Abstract

Cardiac tamponade due to chylous fluid following open heart surgery in a 41-year-old man, is presented. To our knowledge, this is the fourth reported case in the English literature. Treatment included aspiration of the chylous fluid through a subxiphoid incision and creation of a fistula between the pericardium and peritoneum to prevent the loss of chylous… (More)

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@article{Bakay1984TreatmentOC, title={Treatment of cardiac tamponade due to isolated chylopericardium following open heart surgery.}, author={Cihat Bakay and T S Wijers}, journal={The Journal of cardiovascular surgery}, year={1984}, volume={25 3}, pages={249-51} }