Cardiovascular Perfusion and Nursing 2022 , Vol 1, Issue 2
Isolated chylopericardium following coronary bypass surgery: A rare complication of a common procedure
Ömer Faruk Çiçek1,İbrahim Enes Özdemir1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Selçuk University Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Türkiye DOI : 10.5606/e-cvpn.2022.193 A 78-year-old male with a history of hypertension and chronic kidney disease without dialysis developed chylous drainage from mediastinal tubes following cardiac surgery while the pleura was intact. In this case report, we aimed to highlight that such a surprising complication can develop after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery without using the left internal mammary artery and that the conservative treatment approach can be successful. Keywords : Chylopericardium, conservative treatment, coronary artery bypass surgery