Pedal Tc-99m-sulfur colloid lymphoscintigraphy in primary isolated chylopericardium

Citation
Ch. Wang et al., Pedal Tc-99m-sulfur colloid lymphoscintigraphy in primary isolated chylopericardium, CHEST, 117(2), 2000, pp. 598-601
Citations number
5
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems","Cardiovascular & Hematology Research
Journal title
CHEST
ISSN journal
0012-3692 → ACNP
Volume
117
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
598 - 601
Database
ISI
SICI code
0012-3692(200002)117:2<598:PTCLIP>2.0.ZU;2-I
Abstract
Primary isolated chylopericardium is a rare disorder in which chylous fluid accumulates in the pericardial space. Ln this case report of a 61-year-old man with chylopericardium, pedal Tc-99m-sulfur colloid (SC) lymphoscintigr aphy was performed after emergent pericardiocentesis, and when there was a recurrent massive pericardial effusion. The results showed that Tc-99m-SC l ymphoscintigraphy can cleat-iv reveal the lymphodynamics in patients with p rimary isolated chylopericardium. This noninvasive investigation is valuabl e and can be easily performed either before of after pericardiocentesis.