Idiopathic chylopericardium: 131-I-triolein scan for noninvasive diagnosis.

S. V. Savran, R. A. Ratshin, J. H. Shirley, Stanley M Naguwa, L. Goodman

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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 131-I-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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)663-665
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1975
Externally publishedYes

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