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A Case of Congenital Chylothorax in a Premature Infant

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 2001;44(4):460-463.
Published online April 15, 2001.
A Case of Congenital Chylothorax in a Premature Infant
Su Kyeong Oh, Young Hye Jeong, Youn Jee Choi, Soon Ok Byun, Ji Sub Oh
Department of Pediatrics, Wallace Memorial Baptist Hospital, Pusan, Korea
선천성 유미흉을 보인 미숙아 1례
오수경, 정용혜, 최윤지, 변순옥, 오지섭
부산 왈레스 기념 침례병원 소아과
We experienced a case of isolated fetal pleural effusion diagnosed by antenatal ultrasonogram in the 33th week of gestational age. Chest PA at birth showed massive pleural effusion in both lungs. The serous pleural fluid changed to a milky nature after feeding so we diagnosed it as congenital chylothorax. The infant was managed by chest tube drainage, NPO & TPN with good response and was discharged on the 28th hospital day. We report the case with a brief review of its related literature.
Key Words: Congenital chylothorax, Premature infant

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