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Chylothorax - what are the complications to expect for a one month old baby? She got a drainage last night.
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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends
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Was this related to surgery or any other disease. Is there a central line?

In brief: Depends
Please give us more information.
Was this related to surgery or any other disease. Is there a central line?
Dr. Matthias Peuster
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Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Chylothorax
In neonatal period, chylothorax can happen as a part of hydrops fetalis.
Also it can happen with tpn, or abnormal lymphatic grainage. So treatment depends on the cause. Moest of the time drainage, feeds with enfaport 50, if needed surgical correction, medications like octreotide help.

In brief: Chylothorax
In neonatal period, chylothorax can happen as a part of hydrops fetalis.
Also it can happen with tpn, or abnormal lymphatic grainage. So treatment depends on the cause. Moest of the time drainage, feeds with enfaport 50, if needed surgical correction, medications like octreotide help.
Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Depends
Chylothorax may resolve with a chest tube .
It may require being fasted and on IV nutrition to reduce chyle formation. If non operation management fails after 2-3 weeks then surgery to ligate thoracic duct.

In brief: Depends
Chylothorax may resolve with a chest tube .
It may require being fasted and on IV nutrition to reduce chyle formation. If non operation management fails after 2-3 weeks then surgery to ligate thoracic duct.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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