Pleural effusion in a neonate
- Correspondence to Dr Sandeep Krishnanand Shetty,
A premature neonate who developed respiratory distress in the first few days of life was found to have a pleural effusion, which reaccumulated following drainage. The effusion was demonstrated to be a chylothorax. He required multiple chest drains and was started on a medium chain triglyceride formula feed. This brought about a full resolution of the effusions and he made a complete recovery.
Competing interests None.
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