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Symptoms Of Chylothorax
Sometimes.: Pleuroamniotic fetal shunting is the optimal approach versus neonatal drainage in the nursery. The fluid can re-accumulate, but not for long. ...Read more
Chylothorax - what are the complications to expect for a one month old baby? She got a drainage last night.
1month baby needs surgery for chylothorax. How will they cut her and will there be bad scarring? Is there nothing else beside surgery. She's on somast
Depends what tried: Patients can be treated conservatively or surgery.Reasons for surgery: leak > 1 liter/day for 5 days or persistent leak for > 2 weeks with conservative management, nutritional or metabolic complications, including electrolyte loss, immune compromise, loculated chylothorax, fibrin clots, or trapped lung.Conservative includes fat-restricted oral diet with med. Chain triglycerides.Repeat thoracentesis. ...Read more
My baby has chylothorax - can anything help? They don't want to set off labor with a needle into it.
Perinatologists.: If you have had a consultation with fetal interventionists and maternal-fetal medicine specialists along with neonatologists, and they all advise against pleuroamniotic shunting (needle procedure with stent placement), then the next things you can do include seeking second opinion in a large referral center and delivering at a hospital with nicu and pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric surgery. ...Read more
Chylothorax - what are the complications to expect for a one month old baby? She had a surgery last week to cure a coarcation of the aorta.
Not much: They all resolve. The chylothorax develops because a specific vessel which drains lymph--a protein and fat-laden fluid that is part of the body's immune system--was damaged. It heals and the chylothorax goes away. Sometimes a drain needs to be placed if it effects breathing, but again, it will stop and the drain comes out without any long-term issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer