Isolated Chylopericardium in an Infant With Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Prashant Jha, Callie Marshall, Elaine Maldonado, Theodore Wu

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Isolated chylopericardium is an exceedingly rare complication in any age group. Review of the limited published case series shows the most common cause of isolated chylopericardium to be cardiac surgery. We present a case of isolated chylopericardium after a bidirectional Glenn procedure in an infant with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2115-2119
Number of pages5
JournalJACC: Case Reports
Issue number13
StatePublished - Nov 2020


  • chylothorax
  • congenital heart defect
  • pericardial effusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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