International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2021)

Congenital Chylothorax-A case report


Surya Saini, Shailendra Kaushik

Congenital chylothorax is an extremely rare condition. It is a rare cause of respiratory distress in the neonates, defined as a collection of chyle in the pleural space. Causes of chylothorax in neonates are congenital lymphatic malformations, associated syndrome or birth trauma. Here we describe a neonate who presented with severe respiratory distress require intubation and ventilator support and on evaluation no cause of chylothorax found. Baby managed with intercostal drainage and octreotide, improved and asymptomatic in 8 months of follow‑up.
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Surya Saini, Shailendra Kaushik. Congenital Chylothorax-A case report. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 7, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 83-84
International Journal of Medical and Health Research