Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008; 56(5): 306-308
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-955952
Case Reports

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Primary Chylopericardium with Pulmonary Lymphedema

K. Miyoshi1 , T. Nakagawa1 , Y. Kokado1 , T. Matsuoka1 , K. Kameyama1 , N. Okumura1
  • 1Thoracic Surgery, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Okayama, Japan
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Publication History

Received July 27, 2006

Publication Date:
09 July 2008 (online)


About 100 cases of primary chylopericardium have been reported since Gloves and Effler first reported this disorder [[1]]. It is an extremely rare entity that accounts for only 3 % of all primary chylous disorders [[2]]. Many patients have symptoms of dyspnea or cough, but few have pulmonary lesions. We report a case of primary chylopericardium with pulmonary lesions that presented with interstitial opacities.


Dr. Kentaroh Miyoshi

Kurashiki Central Hospital
Thoracic Surgery

1-1-1 Miwa, Kurashiki