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My baby has chylothorax - can anything help? They don't want to set off labor with a needle into it.
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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