Report of three cases: congenital chylothorax and treatment modalities.

  title={Report of three cases: congenital chylothorax and treatment modalities.},
  author={Emel Altuncu and Ipek Akman and G{\"u}rsu Kiyan and Refika Hamutçu Ersu and Ziya Yurdakul and H{\"u}lya Selva Bilgen and Tutku Ozdoğan and Eren Ozek},
  journal={The Turkish journal of pediatrics},
  volume={49 4},
Chylothorax is the most common cause of pleural effusion in the newborn. We report three patients with congenital chylothorax and discussed the clinical course and treatment options. Cases 1 and 2 with congenital chylothorax were treated by chest tube placement and total parenteral nutrition (TPN), and were fed a formula rich in medium-chain triglyceride. They were discharged home without any sequelae. Our 3rd case with chylothorax did not respond to the conventional therapies. Octreotide… CONTINUE READING


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