Chylothorax and Chylopericardium: A Complication of Long-Term Central Venous Catheter Use

James Livesay, Isaac Biney, J. Francis Turner
<span title="2019-07-11">2019</span> <i title="Hindawi Limited"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">Case Reports in Pulmonology</a> </i> &nbsp;
The development of chylothorax and chylopericardium is an uncommon complication of the long-term use of central venous catheters. We describe a unique case of an end stage renal disease patient on hemodialysis with a left jugular tunneled catheter who developed superior vena cava syndrome. Our patient presented with both a large pleural and pericardial effusion that despite drainage continued to reaccumulate. Further imaging with CT scan of the thorax revealed stenosis of the superior vena cava
more &raquo; ... leading to recurrent chylothorax and chylopericardium.
<span class="external-identifiers"> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener noreferrer" href="">doi:10.1155/2019/4908259</a> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener" href="">pmid:31380138</a> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener" href="">pmcid:PMC6657625</a> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener" href="">fatcat:4dqfgi3wrjcbfkgiekorwdxo6e</a> </span>
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