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Chylopericardium as a complication of mitral valve replacement.
  1. Y Bar-El,
  2. A Smolinsky,
  3. A Yellin
  1. Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.


    A patient developed chylopericardium after mitral valve replacement. Although there was early relapse with cardiac tamponade it eventually resolved with conservative management consisting of tube drainage initially and a medium chain triglyceride diet for two months.

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