September 1984

Chylopericardium in a Drug Addict

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, St Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(9):1857-1858. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.00350210185031

• Nontraumatic chylopericardium without chylothorax is rare. We describe a patient with chylopericardium associated with intravenous drug addiction. To our knowledge, this association has not been reported previously. The patient underwent total pericardiectomy and had had no recurrence 24 months after surgery.

(Arch Intern Med 1984;144:1857-1858)