An unusual presentation of lymphoma: Chylotamponade

Ercan Erdoĝan, Ahmet Bacaksiz, Mehmet Akkaya, Abdurrahman Tasal, Osman Sönmez, Mehmet Ali Elbey, Ömer Göktekin

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Chylopericardium is an uncommon but potentially life-threatening clinic entity. Here we reported a case with chylopericardium causing tamponade and shock as an unusual presentation of lymphoma. The patient was managed by immediate pericardiocentesis. Further analysis of the pericardial fluid revealed immature T-cells compatible with precursor T-lymphoblastic lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)617-620
Number of pages4
JournalHeart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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