Spontaneous chylothorax in the neonate

E. Gottfried, I. Amirav

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Chylothorax is a rare cause of respiratory distress in the newborn and is the most frequent type of neonatal pleural effusion. We report 3 cases of spontaneous chylothorax in neonates, 2 boys and 1 girl, all of whom suffered from respiratory distress and required intensive care, including repeated thoracocentesis and mechanical ventilation. Anticipation and prompt recognition of this neonatal emergency and appropriate therapy are essential to ensure its generally favorable prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-330
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - 15 Mar 1991
Externally publishedYes


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